As the country grapples with poor water management, polluted water
bodies, shortage of drinking water and water-borne diseases, businesses
and entrepreneurs are coming up with unique solutions to quench the
thirst of the people.
When a life sustaining resource is in short supply, conflicting claims
over it are bound to arise. Water conflicts span the gamut of fights,
from neighbours in water starved colonies to those between states over
India's unprecedented water crisis is affecting everyone - from domestic user to farmer to industrialist. The lopsided cost vs price economics of water can have a debilitating effect on the country. What government, industry and farmers need to do to avert a catastrophe.
In the past five years, the performance of discoms has only
deteriorated, with accumulated losses at a staggering Rs 3.8 lakh crore.
The outstanding loan has more than doubled, from Rs 2 lakh crore to Rs
4.3 lakh crore.
It's ancient, pesky, and persistent. Its hum can spell impending doom. But the ubiquitous mosquito also drills a hole in your pocket triggering demand for hospitals, clinics, diagnostic kits, even some FMCG products. Not to forget the money going into R&D for medicines.
Nilgai says it closed 2015/16 with sales of Rs 3.2 crore. The company is planning to
launch marketing campaigns to increase sales. The company recently
launched a marketing campaign with an aim of boosting sales 25 times.
JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar is all set to pen his
memoirs. The book - Bihar to Tihar - will tell the story of his journey
from school, his deepening involvement in student politics, and his
By revising the minimum threshold for mandatory notifications of M&A deals upwards last month, the Ministry of Corporate
Affairs (MCA) has outlined the competition regulator's priorities - more investigative powers to curb anticompetitive practices
and less merger control.
The fact that the hackers have been able to breach some of the most
secure financial networks is a stark reminder that we were probably a
few clicks away from losing not only our money to cyber pirates, but
also our identity and other sensitive information.
Niti Aayog's $10-trillion GDP target is both feasible and challenging. In the past 16 years, the size of India's economy has roughly quadrupled
in dollar terms. So, if we can maintain the same average rate of
growth, it should be possible to quadruple again in 16 years.
Reliance Industries (RIL), India's largest private oil refiner, is in
the final stage of its biggest-ever investment cycle for launching a
digital 4G business (Jio), expanding petrochemical facilities and making
its refineries more efficient. For RIL, a large capital expenditure
cycle is not unusual. Will the massive borrowings dent its balance sheet?
Over the years, the per capita availability of water in India has gone
down drastically. In 1951, it was 5,177 cubic metre per person. By 2011,
it was down to 1,545 cubic metre, which is below the stress level of
1,700 cubic metre.