As many as 647 infrastructure projects, each worth Rs 150 crore or more, have been hit by cost overruns totalling more than Rs 4.65 lakh crore, according to a report. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation monitors infrastructure projects worth Rs 150 crore and above. Of the 1,526 such projects, 647 are delayed, 393 reported cost overruns and 219 projects reported both time and cost overrun.
Energy accounts for two-thirds of total greenhouse gas, so the energy sector is the central player in efforts to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change. Promoting sustainable development and combating climate change have become intertwined aspects of energy planning, analysis and policy-making.