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CONTENTS

What is ProjectsToday ?
What are its contents ?
What are the sources of projects information ?
What are the unique features of ProjectsToday ?
How authentic is the information ?
How reliable is the information ?
Who are the main users of ProjectsToday ?
How its contents are classified ?
Is ProjectsToday a depository of only on-going projects ?
Where I will find assistance on browsing the website ?
How can I view the contents of ProjectsToday ?
How often the database (website) is updated ?
Who all can benefit from ProjectsToday ?

MEMBERSHIP

How can I get access to ProjectsToday website ?
What are the main categories of Membership ?
What is the periodicity of membership ?
What is single user access ?
What is multiple user access ?
What is Intranet access facility ?
Could the data from the site be downloaded ?
Does ProjectsToday provide trial access ?
How can we become a member of ProjectsToday ?
Where will I find the membership fee structure ?
Is an online payment facility available ?
How can a user from outside India pay for membership ?
How fast will I get the username & password after remitting the payment online through Credit Card & how is it connected ?
How fast will I get the username & password after sending the payment by surface mail & how is it connected ?
Is the membership fee refundable ?
How to get a Performa Invoice (Estimated Bill) ?
When does the membership expire ?
Could a member change his username, password on their own ?
Could a member download projects information ?
Who can pay the membership fee in INR ?
Who can pay the membership fee for US $ ?
What are the available modes of payment for the membership fee ?
Is it possible to upgrade from customized to online version ?

INTERACTION

How are the members communicated with updates or additions made to the website ?
What is ProjectsToday email alert service ?
Why email alerts ?
How will it help ?
How can members ask any queries ?
How can non-members ask of any queries ?
Why do we get disconnected from ProjectsToday automatically sometimes ?
What are Paid data services ?
Where can I post feedback on ProjectsToday ?
Could a member or non-member post messages about projects in which they are involved ?
Where can I intimate anyone if any error or dead link is found on the website ?
Where can we submit Testimonials about ProjectsToday ?

BUSINESS

Whom should I contact for Banner / Panel Advertisement on Projects Today & its associate sites ?
Whom should I contact about strategic partnership or affiliation with ProjectsToday ?

GENERAL INFORMATION

Who owns ProjectsToday.com ?
What is the network of ProjectsToday ?
What is the contact address of ProjectsToday ?

CONTENTS

What is ProjectsToday ?
ProjectsToday is a repository of projects (capex) information on around 45K+ projects (on-going, completed, stalled) envisaged in across 400+ industry groups spread in all the 600-odd districts of India. The basic aim of the database is to provide comprehensive information on on-going projects investment across India. It is widely used by the project fraternity, primarily, as a business opportunity identifier.
What are its contents ? The information that we aim to provide for every single project is: Company, Promoter; Project Partner (Co-promoter); Project Cost, Implementation Stage, Sector (e.g. Roadways, Textiles, etc.) to which the project belongs to; Completion Date; Project Location (location, district and the respective state), Name & Capacity of the products or services the company intends to manufacture or provide, etc. What are the sources of projects information ?
Projects information is sourced from diverse sources such as national and local dailies, business and trade journals, annual reports of private, public limited companies, annual reports and demands for grants of Union Ministries, IEMS filed, industrial licences issued, FIPB clearances, corporate house journals, statistical publications, policies, other releases of various ministries / departments of Govt. of India and its States, semi-govt. departments, autonomous and trade bodies, parliament question-answers and tenders floated by private and government bodies.

Further, to authenticate the information called out from the secondary sources is supplemented by primary research conducted by field research executives stationed in major cities.

What are the unique features of ProjectsToday ?
Largest number of LiveProjects : ProjectsToday is the largest database on ongoing projects investment in India.

Fifteen parameters for project search : The database delivers instant result through a powerful search, using 15 most relevant parameters.

Emphasis on primary research : The only database that extensively uses primary research tools for keeping information both up-to-date and authentic.

Available in customized packages : The only database that offers industry, state and zone specific customized package for users interested in specific industries or states.

Widest geographical/industry coverage : The only database that monitors new projects across a wide spectrum of socio-economic fields in each one of the 600-odd districts of India.

How authentic is the information ?
ProjectsToday scans through hundreds of sources of information to present the most accurate and up-to-date picture possible on the projects covered in the database. Emphasis is also placed on primary research, i.e. obtaining information directly from project promoters.
How reliable is the information ?
ProjectsToday, which has always been an indispensable business partner to our corporate clients, is now not only frequently referred by media for their project related articles and surveys, it is also used as one of the basic input sources by state governments like Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra for their annual studies on sectored and geographical distribution of projects investment.
Who are the main users of ProjectsToday ?
ProjectsToday is subscribed by project promoters, project consultants, construction companies, turnkey contractors, equipment manufacturers and vendors, financial institutions, banks, research and academic institutions and government and semi-government agencies.
How its contents are classified ?

Information on projects is presented in ProjectsToday under eight major sections. These sections are:

Project Information: In this section, micro level information on around 45K+ projects (on-going, completed and stalled) is provided. Information on projects can be queried by different parameters like promoters, co-promoters, project status, location, industry, etc. In all, one can extract data using a combination of 15 parameters.

Project News: In this section, major projects investment related stories of the day are listed. These news items are presented in chronological order in the archive section. One can query the same by company name, industry, period, etc.

Project Tenders: Tenders floated by the project promoters provide ready business opportunities to companies. Apart from tenders floated for the actual implementation of projects, ProjectsToday also carries tenders floated for Business Consultancy and Expression of Interest purposes.

Project Policies: In this section, sector specific policies formulated by the Central Government as well as by various state governments are listed. Over the years we have observed that the geographical flow of investments is largely governed by the investor-friendly policies and incentive schemes announced by the state governments from time to time. This section will keep you update on prevailing policies and those which are on the anvil.

Project Profiles: The detailed study undertaken by our research team on different sectors and states with regards to projects investment are listed in this section. For any keen follower of projects investment these research-based articles will provide key input for forecasting future trends in projects investment.

Project Statistics: This section provides aggregate statistics on projects investment in the country. One will find statistical tables on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Industrial Entrepreneurs Memoranda (IEM), monthly production statistics of basic as well as infrastructure industries, etc.

Monthly Magazine: Every month, a Monthly magazine is issued in print format. The magazine attempts to complement the vast micro-level information that is disseminated on real-time basis through the online service. The magazine is organised in several layers -- Macro Review, Micro Review, Statistics & Profiles. The same magazine is made available to our subscribers in a .pdf format in this section.

Quarterly Survey: ProjectsToday takes stock of the trends in projects investment in the country every quarter. This quarterly survey indicates the broad trends in projects investment by sectors, states and ownership group. The findings of the past surveys are listed in this section.

To read the complete Survey report, visit the sections -- 'Quarterly Surveys' & 'Project Statistics.'

Our Survey results and profiles have found good media response. You can view the same by visiting the 'In the Press' section.

Is ProjectsToday a repository of only on-going projects ?
ProjectsToday not only provides information on on-going projects in India, but also about projects which were completed or stalled since circa 2000 along with details on cost and time overruns, if any.
Where will I find assistance on browsing the website ?
In the 'User Manual' section you will find a pdf versions of a power point presentation (ppt) on ProjectsToday. In the presentation, an earnest effort has been made to explain the contents of the different sections in the website and how to cull out business information from these sections swiftly. You can also download the presentation. You can also contact our helpdesk at 022-61011756.
How can I view the contents of ProjectsToday ?
ProjectsToday is a fully paid website, hence, only registered subscribers can access the database. Every time you desire to access ProjectsToday, you will have to key in the unique username and password assigned to you. Using the unique username, at a time, only ONE person can access ProjectsToday.
How often is the database (website) updated ?
The website is updated on a real time basis. Subscribers are informed about the additions and modifications of projects and tenders on a weekly basis through e-mail.
Who all can benefit from ProjectsToday ?

Equipment and raw material suppliers, and service providers.

  • Timely identification of new customers and markets for products and services
  • Direct communication tool to cost-effectively reach project promoters and partners
  • Improve sales force productivity, by providing leads to individual sales personnel as well as every sales office, across the country
  • Pass on leads to dealers for improving sales performance and market share

Corporate strategy planners

  • Analytical tool to formulate future investment plans
  • Identifying new sources of competition
  • Identifying new suppliers of equipment & services

Banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, VCs and NBFCs

  • Identifying specific project financing opportunities
  • Analytical tool in credit appraisal, de-risking exposures & equity research
  • Timely identification of sectored and geographical trends in projects investment

Government bodies

  • Identifying investment trends by districts, states & regions
  • Drawing up investment-friendly policies
  • Planning and development infrastructure to sustain projects investment

Education institutes and research bodies

  • An aid to researchers and students in project work
  • One stop reference point for all project related news

MEMBERSHIP

How can I get access to ProjectsToday website ?
You can get access to the website by becoming its registered member. To register please visit the 'Subscribe' section on the website.
What are the main categories of membership ?

Membership to ProjectsToday is currently available in three categories. They are:

Basic Package: Access to the website www.projectstoday.com and 12 editions of Monthly Bulletin (Foreign subscribers will receive the Monthly bulletin in pdf format)

Premium Package: Access to the website www.projectstoday.com, 12 editions of Monthly Bulletin, Monthly list of added projects + Weekly e-Alarms (Foreign subscribers will receive the Monthly bulletin in pdf format)

Customised Package: Access to the website www.projectstoday.com can be customized to your requirements. To view the packages you can create on one or more industry groups or states visit the 'Subscribe' section.

What is the periodicity of membership ?
Membership is provided only on annual basis i.e. 12 months from the date of activation. No fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or half-yearly membership is provided.
What is single user access ? In single user access, at a time only one user can access the website using the unique login and password. What is multiple users access ?
Under the multiple users access scheme more than one logins are issued to subscribers. This facility is available at very reasonable rates. For further details please contact our sales team at mktg@projectstoday.com
What is Intranet access facility ?
Under this facility, access is given through static IP address (es) and terminals connected to those IP address (es) can access the website. No separate usernames or passwords are required to get access under this facility. However, access is restricted only to those number of users assigned under the membership. For further details contact our sales team at mktg@projectstoday.com
Can I download data from the site ?
Bonafide members can download information in HTML / Excel formats. Data may be reproduced for research, analysis, survey, review, studies and such other academic purposes with due acknowledgement as per 'Terms of Use & Disclaimer'.
Does ProjectsToday provide trial access ?
Yes. For details click on 'Trial Access' and fill the simple form. You will receive a login and password to access the website for 24 hrs. Please remember, during trial access, only limited information is shown to the visitors.
How can I become a member of ProjectsToday ?

Membership can be obtained online or offline. For online registration, please click the 'Subscribe' icon on the home page and go to the 'Subscription' page. Select the category of membership and mode of payment (Cheque / Draft, Credit Card) and follow simple instructions for filing the subscription form.

For offline payments, please fill the membership form in the above lines or get a print out of the same and send along with payment. The payment is to be made in favour of 'ProjectsToday' and should be sent at our Mumbai address given below.

Where I will find the membership fee structure ?
To see the membership subscription fee of ProjectsToday, please visit the 'Subscribe' section on the home page of ProjectsToday.
Is an online payment facility available ?
Online payment facility is available. ProjectsToday is using ICICI payment gateway, which is a Verisign certified and secure site.
How can a user from outside India pay for membership ?

User from outside India can make the payments online using credit card, or through banker's cheque, through money transfer via selected post offices or money transfer through banks. For any assistance contact our sales team at mktg@projectstoday.com

Via Online Submission using Credit Card
For online payment using credit card, please fill the Subscription form available in the'Subscribe' section and follow the simple instructions listed there.

Via Wire Transfer
The membership fee can also be submitted thru wire transfer with the following details: -

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Payment in USD:
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Payment in INR (Indian Rupee): (For Indian Subscribers Only)
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How fast I will get the username and password after remitting the payment online through Credit Card and how is it communicated ?
Normally on the same day or on the next business day (if the payment is received after working hours.) Username and password are communicated through e-mail. The Invoice and Receipt are sent in digital format to foreign subscribers, while the same are sent by surface mail to subscribers from India.
How soon I will get username and password after sending the payment by surface mail and how is it communicated ?
Normally on the same day or on the next business day (if the payment is received after working hours.) Username and password are communicated through e-mail followed by formal letter, along with the Invoice and Receipt, through surface mail.
Is the Membership fee refundable ? No. The membership fee either paid online or offline is not refundable. How to get a Performa Invoice (Estimated Bill) ? To get Performa Invoice (Estimated Bill) please contact our sales team at mktg@projectstoday.com When does the membership expire ?
Membership lapses at the expiry of its tenure. However, to facilitate a subscriber to renew the membership in time, we send first renewal notice two months prior to the expiry date and follow the same with a second renewal notice one month before the expiry of the membership.
Could a member change his username and password on their own ?
A member can change his password any number of times by visiting the 'Edit Profile' section. However, for changing the username, a member has to contact the helpdesk at help@projectstoday.com
Could a member download Projects Information ?

Bonafide members can download information in HTML format.

Data may be reproduced for research, analysis, survey, review, studies and such other academic purposes with due acknowledgement as per our 'Disclaimer'.

Who can pay the membership fee in Indian Rupee ?
Rates in Indian Rupee are applicable to all citizens of India who are studying, working or doing business or any activity in India and to all Indian & Foreign Government / Semi-Government Offices / Departments, Autonomous Bodies, NGOs, Academic & Research Institutions, UN Bodies, Firms and Companies or their Representatives having their legitimate office / address in India.
Who can pay the membership fee in US $ ?
Rates in US Dollar are applicable to all those other than mentioned above.
What are the available modes of payment for the membership fee ?
By Cheque, Bank Draft, Wire Transfer or Online using Credit Card. For details see question 'Is online payment facility available?' Or 'How can a user from outside India pay for membership ?'
Is it possible to upgrade from customized to online version ?
Yes, if a member decides to upgrade his membership from customised access to full online access or combined access on payment of the additional membership fee on pro-rata basis. However, the reverse is not allowed. For further details please contact our sales team at mktg@projectstoday.com

INTERACTION

How are the members communicated with update and additions made on the site ?
Members are informed through weekly email alerts about the updates and additions made in projects and tenders section. Members can intimate our helpdesk at feedback@projectstoday.com the sectors on which they would prefer to receive email alerts.
What is ProjectsToday email alert service ?

Under this service ProjectsToday clients receive, on every Monday, a list of new projects added in the sectors of their choice which were added to the database in the previous week.

To receive the email alert a subscriber has to specify the sectors of his choice to our Customer cell through sending an email at feedback@projectstoday.com.

The subscriber can expand or prune the list of his preferred sectors from time to time by intimating the Customers cell through emails.

Why email alerts ?

ProjectsToday is a dynamic website, wherein new projects (business opportunities) get listed every day in dozens. Hence, a subscriber may find keeping tab on a day-to-day basis on all new projects added a bit difficult.

Further, most of our subscribers, instead of exploring all business opportunities available on the website at a time, prefer to explore sector-wise or region-wise opportunities (projects) according to their internally drawn up marketing schedule. Under such a situation, a weekly alert on new projects / tenders added in the sectors /regions of their preference will make their task that much easier.

How will it help ?

To view the details of projects listed in the email, a subscriber need not go into the website and run a query. Simply by clicking on the project name of his choice, he will be able to see the details (of course, before showing the details, he will be asked to key in his login and password)

Further, he can forward the mail to his colleagues, branch offices, sales executives and ask them to do the follow-ups.

How can members ask any query ? Members can email their queries at help@projectstoday.com or call our helpdesk executive at 022-61011756. How can non-members ask any queries? Non-members can also email their queries at help@projectstoday.com or call our helpdesk executive at 022-61011756. Why you get disconnected automatically from ProjectsToday sometimes ?

The ProjectsToday server disconnected your login automatically. This happens under two circumstances:

  • After logging into ProjectsToday you might have remained silent (not browsed any pages) for more than 5 minutes
  • Someone else might have logged in using your login at the same time. Please note that two people cannot login into ProjectsToday simultaneously using the same login.
What is Paid Data Services ?

This service facilitates either members or non-members to ask for additional information / data which will be paid for.

We would respond with the possibility of managing such information / data with its tentative cost, advance amount and time required to deliver the data as per the nature of your query. Please email your requirements at help@projectstoday.com

Where can I / we post feedback about ProjectsToday? Feedback and responses can be submitted using the 'Feedback' feature listed on the home page. You may also call our helpdesk. Could a member or non-member post message about project /s in which they are involved ?

Yes, members or non-members are most welcome to post information on projects, which they are setting up or are participating.

Further, Members can keep us informed about products and services being supplied to specific projects, and we would endeavour to incorporate the same in the project details provided in ProjectsToday.

Where can I / we should intimate if any error or dead link is found on the site ? You can submit the error at feedback@projectstoday.com. Where can I/we submit Testimonial about the site ? You can submit it at feedback@projectstoday.com.
BUSINESS
Whom should I contact for Banner/Panel Advertisement on ProjectsToday and its associate sites ? For Banner / Panel advertisements in ProjectsToday.com, please get in touch with our marketing team at the mentioned address mktg@projectstoday.com or call us at 022-61011756. Whom should I contact about strategic partnership or affiliation with ProjectsToday?
For any strategic partnership, alliance or affiliation with ProjectsToday, please get in touch with our marketing team at mktg@projectstoday.com.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Who owns ProjectsToday.com ?

ProjectsToday.com is owned by Economic Research India Pvt. Ltd.

Economic Research India Pvt. Ltd. is a company promoted by a team of professionals having rich experience in the field of economic research, business journalism and media. The group companies include Adfactors Financial Advertising Agency, Adfactors PR, Chloropyll (Brand Communications), and I-Mandi Asia Ltd.

For further details please visit our 'About Us' section.

What is the network of ProjectsToday ?

A team of experts drawn from academia, research, media and industry guides ProjectsToday.com and has its own research network with presence in all major state capitals.

ProjectsToday has offices in the following cities: Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Pune, Vadodara

What is the contact address of ProjectsToday?

ProjectsToday

Economic Research India Pvt. Ltd.
Sterling House
5/7, Sorabji Santuk Lane
Off Dr. Cawasji Hormasji Lane
Marine Lines (E), Mumbai - 400002, India
Helpdesk: +91-22-61011756
Fax: +91-22-61011733
E-mail: mktg@projectstoday.com

(Monday thru Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.(+05:30 GMT), Except Govt. Holidays.)

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