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  • 29 Oct 2007- 21:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, KOLLAM — Fresh drinking water is a rare commodity in the mineral-rich belt along the coast of the southern Indian state of Kerala. In the Chavara and Panmana regions, most rural households depend on wells for drinking water. But at a certain
  • 29 Oct 2007- 21:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, BHOPAL — A group of organizations working for the victims of the 1984 Union Carbide disaster in the central Madhya Pradesh city of Bhopal has claimed that groundwater near the abandoned plantwas contaminated by heavy toxic chemicals and heavy
  • 22 Oct 2007- 21:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- China's fast-depleting water resources will be further exploited with the country's plans to ramp up biofuel production. China and India, which are expected to account for nearly 70 percent of global oil demand between now and
  • 22 Oct 2007- 21:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India — India and China, already involved in a long-standing boundary dispute, could become embroiled in a row over water if China goes ahead with a major dam project. The 2,906-kilometer-long Brahmaputra River, known in China as the Tsangpo,
  • 15 Oct 2007- 20:37 by Local Press Report India, KOLLAM Newindpress.com (India) — The Kollam district administration has decided to allow the Volkam Clay Company to continue mining operations at Velichakala, despite residents' complaints that the china clay mining is causing water scarcity and
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, CHENNAI, India, China — It is the longest-running river-water sharing dispute in India, and perhaps one of the oldest such disputes globally: The neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in southern India have been engaged in a prolonged
  • 1 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal- Cross-border water distribution, utilization, management and irrigation and hydro-electric power projects are defining interstate relations in South Asia. A series of bilateral agreements are in pace to try to resolve any differences
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia, KAMPALA, Uganda — The Environmental Council of Zambia has penalized Lake Safari Lodge for polluting Lake Kariba with human waste Lake Kariba, located 140 kilometers south of Lusaka, is Africa's largest man-made lake and a source of