Mapping a new framework
India’s spectacular growth rate of over 9% is the result of rapidly expanding infrastructure. The increased production of steel and coal has resulted in the core infrastructure related industries (crude oil, cement, electricity, coal, petroleum refinery products and finished steel) showing an increase of about 9.6% during March 2008. From 2007 to 2008, the growth was 5.6%. In March 2008, there was a 21.8% growth in the sector as opposed to only 16.6% in March 2007.