Efforts to revive India’s infrastructure sector growth since the new government took charge have made noticeable progress in 2015-16. Unfortunately, the most critical problem remains land acquisition and project bottlenecks. State execution capabilities along with the availability of infrastructure project financing will be vital to the success of the government’s flagship infrastructure initiatives like the Smart Cities Mission and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
In the past few years, certain states have demonstrated a commitment to economic growth. These states have placed an emphasis on energy security leading to industrial growth and job creation, with a focus on projects large and small. In addition, there are states whose leaders have expressed a strong commitment to stream lining their processes and to emulate other successful state-initiated models.
Prior to joining USIBC, Hollowell led the Project Research team for CG/LA Infrastructure, a DC-based infrastructure advisory firm. His role facilitated partnerships between governments and companies to enable international finance, EPC, technology and equipment providers to enter new markets. Hollowell began his Washington, DC career on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant for two Members of Congress who served on the Transportation & Infrastructure and Appropriations Committees.
Hollowell holds a master’s degree in International Trade and Investment Policy from the George Washington University, and bachelor’s degrees in Business Economics and International Affairs from University of California Riverside. Born in London, and having lived in France, Mexico, Italy, United Kindgon and California, he claims San Diego as his hometown. He speaks French, has played rugby for 17 years, and lives with his wife Molly in Mumbai, India.
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Jasjit has provided written and oral testimony to the U.S. Congress and he has appeared on various media outlets and published Op-Eds for the New York Times, Politico, Washington Post, Huffington post, National Public Radio, and CBS Radio. His recent awards include The Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies (APAICS) Community Pioneer Award and University of Illinois Outstanding Asian American Alumni of the Year Award. Jasjit is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Business. He is also a Truman National Security Fellow and an Asian American Journalists Association Media Institute Fellow.
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