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  • 10 Jul 2017- 11:49 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Business Standard News India extracts more groundwater than the United States and China together, a Water Resource Ministry official said on Friday, adding that some states are extracting more groundwater than there is recharge. "Groundwater
  • 4 Aug 2016- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government will turn to a court of arbitration to intervene in its dispute with India over that nation’s hydropower projects in the Kashmir region, power and water ministry officials said this week. “It would not be The
  • 18 Jul 2016- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has announced it will again turn to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague to resolve its dispute with India over sharing the Indus River’s waters. Pakistani Minister of Defense, Water and Power Khawaja
  • 22 Apr 2016- 11:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian government is releasing $124 million USD for drinking water facilities in drought-stricken areas of the country. Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Sanitation and Drinking Water Chaudhary Birender Singh noted
  • 23 Mar 2016- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The $1.18 billion USD Ken-Betwa river linking project-- which aims to irrigate 600,000 hectares of land and provide drinking water to 1.34 million people in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh states-- will be an ecological disaster, India
  • 11 Dec 2015- 11:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s National Green Tribunal has issued further directives aimed at cleaning up and protecting the Ganges River in Uttarakhand state. The 150-page order directed the state government to treat the area 100 meters from the middle of
  • 9 Dec 2015- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government plans to ask the World Bank to appoint a neutral expert to help resolve the conflict between Pakistan and India over hydropower projects being built in the Kashmir region. “We have decided to move World Bank
  • 23 Jul 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross may not be able to account for how it spent the nearly half a billion dollars in donations it raised for humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake,
  • 8 Jun 2015- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross this week responded to a recent report that questioned its use of the $500 million USD in donations it raised to help rebuild Haiti in the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake. In a
  • 4 Jun 2015- 11:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross raised almost $500 million USD to help rebuild Haiti in the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, yet little of that money has actually gone toward on-the-ground programs, according to an
  • 29 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank on May 27th approved $50 million USD, in the form of an International Development Association (IDA) grant, to improve access to clean water and sanitation for some 300,000 Haitians in small towns and rural
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola has called on the international community to step up efforts to end the epidemic in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The call was made
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water risk assessment tool that measures river flood
  • 17 Feb 2015- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on February 17th on the environmental consequences of six proposed hydropower projects in the northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. The high court had suspended the six projects--
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other

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