Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology

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  • 28 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian government on October 27th announced several new measures to clean up the Ganges River, as part of newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s extensive, multi-billion-dollar Clean India campaign. The new measures aim to
  • 20 Aug 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The water in about half of India's 445 rivers is unfit for human consumption because almost all major Indian cities discharge domestic wastewater, most of it untreated, into these waterways, according to the state-run Central
  • Indian and Bangladeshi experts will meet in late August to assess the impacts India’s Tipaimukh multipurpose dam project would have in Bangladesh.
  • The global water industry is now grappling with a complete paradigm shift, in which innovations are increasingly coming not from the public sector or academia, as in the past, but from R&D by private companies, according to National University of Singapore Professor Asit Biswas.
  • 7 May 2012- 11:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel The Indian government is courting Israeli technology for its $3 billion USD project to clean up the polluted Ganges River. A delegation of researches and engineers from the India Institute of Technology-- an organization appointed by the
  • Bangladesh will see an 85 percent reduction in the amount of freshwater that its gets through the Brahmaputra and Ganges rivers if neighboring India implements its proposed river inter-linking project, experts told a seminar in Dhaka on April 21. The seminar, “The Indian River Inter-Linking Project and Bangladesh,” was organized by the Center for Sustainable Development.
  • 29 Feb 2012- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s Supreme Court on February 27 directed the national government to move ahead with plans to inter-link 30 major rivers in the country to prevent floods and droughts. The court also created a high-level committee comprising
  • 10 Jan 2012- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Fourteen of India’s major rivers and 55 minor ones, all major sources of freshwater in the country, have become dumping grounds for wastewater, according to the first-ever water pollution audit in India, carried out by the country’s
  • 22 Mar 2011- 19:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India has allotted $43.4 million USD for cleaning “many rivers and lakes of cultural and historical significance,” other than the Ganges River, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told the country’s parliament while presenting the annual
  • 26 Apr 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India's government watchdog, the Comptroller and AuditorGeneral (CAG), warned that the Ganges River could dry up if the north Indian state of Uttarakhand goes ahead with its plans to build 53 power projects on two rivers. The
  • 6 Apr 2009- 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent dhaka, Bangladesh T he Bangladesh government is considering construction of the Ganges Barrage after laying the foundation stone nearly three decades ago, Water Resources Ministry officials said. The current government has selected the project as one of
  • 23 Mar 2009- 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, PATNA Nearly a year after admitting that 12 districts located on the periphery of the Ganges River in the eastern Indian state of Bihar had very high arsenic levels in their drinking water, the local government admitted recently that the
  • 29 Sep 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India T he Indian government has pledged to give the river Ganga, or Ganges, a national heritage status as part of efforts to safeguard one of the key rivers of Indian sub-continent. The assurance came from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan
  • 22 Sep 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India The drinking water problem of the southern Indian city of Chennai will ease since the city began receiving water from the River Krishna on September 17 through the Telugu Ganga canal project. The water began to flow into the canal when