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Sindh Governor Imran Ismail for discouraging tax evaders – Sindh

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has expressed that Pakistan is at a critical junction and if we don’t support our country now, then nothing will remain, neither the industry nor our home, therefore, we all need to work very hard for the progress of Pakistan.

Speaking at a meeting of Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI), Governor quoted that according to the World Bank Report, there has not been a single percent increase in exports of Pakistan during the last five years.

However, our imports have jumped to staggering increase of 7 percent during the same period. Governor emphasized the need to stop those who are involved in tax theft.

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Essel Projects to set up Rs 700-cr desalination plant in Gujarat – Gujarat – India

The Gujarat government on Saturday announced the setting up of State’s largest desalination plant at Jamnagar with daily capacity to treat 100 million litres per day (MLD) of sea water.

An agreement is signed between Gujarat Water Infrastructure Limited and Essel Infraprojects Limited for the Rs 700-crore project to be developed under Public Private Partnership (PPP).

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani termed it a historical development, which will make drought a matter of history for the State.

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Israeli tech can assuage India’s worst water crisis – India

NITI Aayog, the policy think-tank arm of Government of India, published a report titled, “Composite Water Management Index” on the current state of water usage patterns and availability in India.

The executive summary of the report starts by stating, “India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods are under threat”.

Despite the geographical heterogeneity across India, water scarcity is a recurring issue. The report notes that about 600 million Indians are living in extreme water stress and about 200,000 people are dying every year due to the lack of access to clean water.

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“Historic Moment”: Gujarat To Get Major Sea Water Desalination Plant – Gujarat

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Saturday that Gujarat was now on the threshold of ending its perennial water scarcity with the launch of a major desalination project to treat as much 10 crore litres of sea water a day in the drought-prone Saurashtra region.

The chief minister called it a “historic moment”, as the state-owned Gujarat Water Infrastructure Limited and private sector Essel Infraprojects Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the project at the Jodia coast in Jamnagar district in Saurashtra region.

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NLC India keen to take over IL&FS thermal power generation units – India

Economic Times NLC is likely to take over two thermal units with a total capacity of 1200MW belonging to the Centre-managed IL&FS Tamil Nadu Power Company Limited situated in Cuddalore district.

The bail-out comes in the wake of IL&FS facing a financial crisis. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu power minister P Thangamani, energy secretary Md. Nasimuddin and Tangedco chairman Vikram Kapur called on coal minister Piyush Goyal and energy minister R K Singh in New Delhi on Thursday and raised the issue of NLC taking over the two units.

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MRPL reasserts its green credentials with Karnataka’s first desalination plant – Karnataka – India

Come March 2020, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) will reassert its green credentials by commissioning Karnataka’s first desalination plant.

Work on the Rs 600 crore 5MGD reverse osmosis plant has already begun on at Tannirbhavi hear here and will help the state’s only refinery reduce its fresh water intake to the bare minimum and for times when the Nethravathi is full and flowing to the brim.

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Trade bodies suggest desalination plant for Karachi – Karachi – Pakistan

Desalination of seawater in Karachi is the most effective solution to the city’s growing water-shortage problem, stated officials of Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) and Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD).

The two trade associations held a meeting aimed at finding ways to resolve the water distribution issue in the city.

Meanwhile, issues of supply and billing were also discussed.

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World’s first self-powered desalination plant by NIOT coming up in Lakshadweep – Chennai – India

Chennai-based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) is setting up the world’s first self-powered desalination plant using the technology of ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) in Kavaratti Island in Lakshadweep.

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan laid the foundation stone for the project on Monday. 

The OTEC is a method to generate power from the difference in temperatures between the surface and the deep sea. As we go deeper and deeper into the sea, the temperature becomes colder.

In tropical countries such as India, the temperature gradient is more or less constant through the year, thus ensuring constant power generation potential.

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‘Rural Sindh needs innovative safe drinking water projects’ – Sindh – Pakistan

“Rural Sindh needs innovative safe drinking water provision projects and provision of potable water is crucial to saving the future of people residing in rural Sindh”

These views were expressed by speakers in the inaugural ceremony of a solar powered water supply project and a desalination project.

The twin projects were launched for village BhagatMallu Ram and surrounding dwellers by United Energy Pakistan (UEP).

They are being implemented by Association for Water, Applied Education & Renewable Energy (AWARE).

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Madras High Court puts on hold commissioning of desalination plant in Chennai; postpones hearing till 1 October – Chennai – India

The Madras High Court has restrained Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board from issuing work order to successful bidder of the contract for construction of third desalination plant at Nemmeli till further orders.

Justice V Bharathidasan gave the interim order on Tuesday on the petition by Suez International, a French company seeking to declare it as the only technically qualified bidder in the tender floated by the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) for construction of the 150 MLD plant.

The petitioner also sought the court to restrain CMWSSB from opening the price bid till the disposal of the plea.

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