Warehousing Leasing – What does it hold in Indian scenario Indian warehouse leasing sector is on the cusp of experiencing unparalleled growth in the overall Indian economic landscape, seldom visible in other sectors. Largely driven by online e-commerce boom, positive technological disruptions and favourable governmental policy reforms, the warehousing construction and leasing market is fast becoming a major peripheral sector indispensable to contribute towards positive user experience. No wonder, developers don’t want to lose out on this high yielding asset, and are tying up with global investors to capture a foothold in this exciting market. The magnitude of the sector’s growth can be gauged from the fact that leasing of warehouses increased by a whopping 31% year-on-year in 8 major cities in first 6 months of 2019 alone, according to CBRE. The race to acquire huge land spaces to build and maintain massive warehousing spaces is a phenomenon largely fuelled by technological advancements, with user demand and contemporary business models triggering demand for high quality spacious warehouses. This is a sunrise sector which even big conglomerates like Amazon invests in heavily, with 50 Fulfillment centres spanning 20 million cubic feet across India, only slated to grow more. Such built-to-suit facilities are only going to flourish more with commensurate growth in e-commerce model and B2C model implemented on full throttle only slated to grow. Roll out of government schemes which promote indigenous manufacturing and development have contributed towards building and leasing modern warehousing facilities. Nondescript locations lying at major cities outskirts have started embracing business value propagation all year round, thanks to the warehouse leasing model adopted by corporates. Big international players like Warburg Pincus, Blackstone have evinced interest through investments to the tune of $10 billion. Knight Frank’s report ’India’s Warehousing Market 2019’ is a testament to the burgeoning demand for warehousing establishments, and the huge demand supply gap. According to three report, FY 2018-19 witnessed a 77% surge in warehouse space leasing demand, majority of which sourced from e-commerce, retail and manufacturing sectors. An interesting feature is the development of large size warehousing facilities in Tier 2 cities as well. In addition to economic powerhouses like Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, cities like Ludhiana, Nagpur and Lucknow are now home to huge warehouses which are leased to corporates. Consolidation and expansion by occupiers has been cited as the reason for such exponential growth. Development of dedicated freight corridors spanning across the country has led to the establishment of modern warehouses, en route critical highway lanes connecting mega cities. This growth is further assisted by transformation in supply chain value and larger investments. This is likely to remain high on investor’s radar with private equity and infra firms expanding their realty portfolios to maintain high-quality warehousing facilities.
Summers are hot and dry, and the list of problems many gardens have to deal with is expansive. Still, you have an excellent opportunity to enjoy a growing season when summer eventually moves into autumn. As the season's change, autumn brings another chance for you to sow and grow your cooler seasonal vegetables, such as carrots or arugula. But what kind of a choice should you make regarding your crop choices? How do you fit all those choices into your garden, and how do you make a successful autumn solution? The following tips aim to give you a hand in that.
Using Four Step Planting Strategy
You have four planting opportunities for your autumn garden, so you need to make the right choice of crops for each of those windows: you should start by determining your first freeze date, which in most cases is around three weeks after the first frost date. In this case, frost means the end of the warm-season crops such as basil and tomatoes, but it also benefits the cooler season plants like kohlrabi or bok choy. This triggers the production of sugars in the above-ground parts of the plants.
Step One: 14 to 12 Weeks Before Hard Freeze
There is enough time for you to put in late sowing of salad cucumbers, snap beans or summer squash for a fast-maturing crop. If you have the luck of mild weather, you should plant parsnips or beets in beds. Inside, where the crops will be sheltered, you should start with seeds of broccoli, collards, cabbage, kale, rutabaga, kohlrabi and the faster-maturing types of cauliflower. This is a great season to try on some new varieties of these plants and other types of cabbages. Other vegetables you can start growing indoors include parsley and bulb fennel.
Step Two: 11 to 10 Weeks Before Hard Freeze
If you don't have your seedlings, you should look up what you can in garden centres. You can set out cabbage family crops as they near transplanting size, then cover them using tulle to keep insects away. Sow a fast maturing type of carrot in a fertile bed, then cover it up with a shade cover or an old blanket. This should help keep the soil moist between each watering. If the weather allows it, you can sow cilantro, bibb, romaine or butterfly lettuce and radishes. You should start with large-rooted daikons or Chinese radishes, as they need more time to grow than salad radishes. This is also a great time to plant winter cover crops, such as winter peas, cold-resistant grains, crimson clover or hairy vetch.
Step Three: 9 to 8 Weeks Before Hard Freeze
In this step, it's time to choose from several greens - spinach, arugula, turnips, or Asian greens such as bok choy, tatsoi or Chinese cabbage. You can plant more lettuce and salad radishes, assuming you want that and have the space.
Step Four: 7 to 6 Weeks Before Hard Freeze
You can sow smaller winter crops, such as mache, spinach and cold-resistant lettuce, in beds outfitted with covers. The seedlings that grow to about 8 centimetres before the cold weather stop their growth, waiting under the glass or plastic, then resume growing once spring arrives. You can also plant shallots or garlic when the first hard freeze happens. The cloves will slowly grow their roots, with their tips emerging from the ground before the winter is over.