- The future of Hyderabad Metro: this deal was won by Maytas Infrastructure in the face of strong criticism from Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan, who indicated it had all the makings of a land scam. The project is meant to be a feather in the CM's cap, so he's going to have some sleepless nights over this.
- The Byrraju foundation: this is not your run-of-the-mill NGO. It's a huge thing involving 200 villages and covering one million people, according to some reports. The foundation's CEO recently sent out a letter that says that Raju has thus far contributed Rs 300 crore from his own funds to the foundation.
- The 108 emergency project: Raju had signed contracts for PPPs with several state governments to provide emergency services. I heard these are running well. The state governments invest in ambulances and other hardware. Raju takes care of the operations including software, back office and control rooms.
Friday, January 09, 2009
Satyam fall out
There is the possible collapse of the firm and its impact on over 50,000 employees; then, the possible folding up of PricewaterhouseCoopers if anything is proved against them. The loss to shareholders of Satyam. There is the impact on brand India and the IT sector, the impact on capital flows into the country especially if any other scandal erupts. All this has been talked about. What else? Well, a few things: