Business Today Archive May 22, 2016 Issue

Edition: May 22, 2016

Cover Story

It may be just the beginning of water wars

It may be just the beginning of water wars

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 river waters.
Editors note
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.
Raghuram Rajan's Washington visit for the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF, and the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors created quite a stir.
The latest Google Chromecast comes with a new design, improved performance and an enhanced app ecosystem. When used on an Android phone, it can also mirror the phone screen on your TV.

It is time the government appointed a committee of experts to look into national income estimation and reform of the Central Statistical Office.


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?

Droughts have been endemic in independent India and have taken their toll on the domestic economy.

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