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  • 11 Dec 2007- 09:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India — Stress on fresh water and groundwater resources has been listed among the six key risk factors to India’s growth, according to a report presented at the 23rd Indian Economic Summit. “ India@Risk 2007,” sponsored by the Davos-based
  • 4 Dec 2007- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, BHUBANESHWAR — Steel company Arcelor-Mittal plans to make its own water arrangements for its proposed steel plant in eastern Indian’s Orissa state. It also will provide water to farmers during the dry season. The move by the steel company comes as
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India- Water conservation is turning out to be the latest trend among Indian corporates. Faced with depleting water supplies and drawing flak due to overexploitation of water resources, several Indian companies are directing their efforts to
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India — India's $2 billion USD diversified business conglomerate, Murugappa Group, and its joint venture partner, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, plan to launch technologies that will clean up contaminated soil and groundwater to make it
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India- Water conservation is turning out to be the latest trend among Indian corporates. Faced with depleting water supplies and drawing flak due to overexploitation of water resources, several Indian companies are directing their efforts to
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India — India's $2 billion USD diversified business conglomerate, Murugappa Group, and its joint venture partner, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, plan to launch technologies that will clean up contaminated soil and groundwater to make it
  • 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
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report DOHA, Qatar TradeArabia News Service — Doha will host the second Annual World Islamic Infrastructure Finance Conference next month. The conference comes as project finance transactions in the Middle East are expected to reach more than $1 trillion USD in the
  • 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
  • 17 Sep 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar — Dutch consultancy KEMA has been awarded the technical advisory contract for the Qatari Ras Laffan C independent water and power plant project (IWPP). According to officials of the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa

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