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User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
Category: Management-Approaches :: Privatisation
Last updated: Dec 22 2018 14:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Grid of trouble 17.8.2010 IE: Columns
The problems facing a new power committee....
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Samajwadi Party stages walkout over power issue 11.8.2010 DNA: India
Accusing the Uttar Pradesh government of giving a false statement on power situation in the state, the opposition Samajwadi Party today staged a walkout from the legislative council.
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Gorai villagers block road to protest against state’s SEZ bill 9.8.2010 Hindustan Times: India
Residents of Gorai, Uttan and surrounding areas stopped traffic heading towards Gorai for 90 minutes to demand the scrapping of the Central Government Special Economic Zone laws and the state SEZ bill.
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Veerendra Kumar launches party 8.8.2010 Hindu: News
A section of the Janata Dal (Secular) in Kerala, led by M.P. Veerendrakumar, launched a party, the Socialist Janata (Democratic), at a public meeting here on Saturday.Writer U. R. Ananthamu...
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No more tree felling at Lalbagh: Minister 7.8.2010 Deccan Herald: City
No more tree felling at Lalbagh: Minister
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Still miles to go in solid waste management 2.8.2010 Hindu: Home
Though the city generates over 3,500 tonnes of waste daily, so far a comprehensive solution for management of solid waste has eluded policy-makers. In the last decade industrialisa...
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JUSCO's move to restrict water connections per kha 28.7.2010 Star of Mysore
JUSCO's move to restrict water connections per kha
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‘New SEZ law favours developers’ 20.7.2010 Hindustan Times: India
The proposed state special economic zones (SEZ) law to be tabled in the state legislature later this week has already got state anti-SEZ activists up in arms.
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Adventure sport project to be privatised by state 19.7.2010 Deccan Chronicle: Chennai

July 18: A few days after launching an adventure sports site at Mahabalipuram, the TTDC has decided to take the help of the private sector to develop the spot and maintain it for a decade. Apparently there is no infrastructure whatsoever for the sports arena, just 15 acres of empty land at the sprawling beach resort complex at Mahabalipuram.

Enquiries revealed that TTDC also lacks the skilled m

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Inspect irrigation projects under construction in a fortnight 24.6.2010 Central Chronicle
Inspect irrigation projects under construction in a fortnight
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Water, land and more… 18.6.2010 Hindu:Friday Review: Chennai
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It occurred to me this morning... 26.4.2010 GovernanceNow: Top Stories
Welcome back to Twitter Mr Tharoor. Here's how you can keep your tweets short: /'Now that I have been cleaned up, let's clean up IPL!/' -- B V Rao, April 24 Sharad Pawar saying that he has nothin
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First Small Hydel Power Project to come up at Barna in MP 15.8.2009 Hindu: Breaking News
First Small Hydel Power Project to come up at Barna in MP
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Stagnant waters: Party manifestos offer little 28.4.2009 India Together - Environment

Water is a big local concern, but at the national level, it does not seem to figure very high up in the considerations of major parties, at least as seen in their pre-election promises. Shripad Dharmadhikary reports.
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World Water Forums: Time to end them 31.3.2009 India Together - Environment

Activists and governments alike demand that future deliberations on water issues be brought within the legitimate fold of the UN, and not hosted by private and corporate interests. Shripad Dharmadhikary reports.
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World Bank's CAS: The forward march of failure 2.2.2009 India Together - Economy

The newly announced country assistance strategy for India is the continuation of what the World Bank has been pushing in this country and elsewhere in the last 15 years or so years, with nothing to show for it, writes Shripad Dharmadhikary.
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Water privatisation: Start again 18.12.2008 India Together - Environment

The Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority calls a halt to the privatisation of the Nira Deoghar dam, citing contradictions in the laws governing water management. Shripad Dharmadhikary reports.
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Legalising coastal destruction 24.11.2008 India Together - Environment

Fishermen oppose a new notification by the Environment Ministry that would open up the coast to industrial development. Their state governments agree, but the Centre and the World Bank are pushing ahead nonetheless. Kanchi Kohli reports.
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Water sector reforms: Time for a new model 10.11.2008 India Together - Environment

It is important to remove the distortions from the political process, rather than attempt to remove politics itself from decisions in the water sector. The World Bank's model has failed, and it is time to heed other voices, writes Shripad Dharmadhikary.
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Power to the rich, literally 21.4.2008 India Together - Economy

A new policy framework for hydro-electric power seems to have given confidence to private corporations to enter the sector, with a large number of mega projects lined up. But the same policies raise critical questions in relation to equity and access, writes Shripad Dharmadhikary.
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