The honeymoon is over for Mumbai Metro One Ltd, the entity that is to give the city the first phase of its Rs 19,500-crore, 146.5-km metro project. A PPP between Reliance Energy, the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) and an international company, it isn't exactly off the tracks, but there's serious bad weather building.

Jain Irrigation Systems is the second-largest drip irrigation company in the world and one of the largest suppliers of ducting to telcos globally. Now, it's eyeing revenues of $1 billion, krishna gopalan

Hi-tech investments: The Minister for IT & Communications, Mr A. Raja, addressing a press conference in the Capital on Thursday. New Delhi, April 3 Marking the largest-ever project under the new semiconductor policy, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has approached the Government with plans to set up a semiconductor wafer fabrication plant and solar PV module unit, at a total outlay of over Rs 30,000 crore.

The government's semiconductor manufacturing policy guidelines announced last September appear to be paying off. In one of the largest investments in the sector, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has submitted to the government proposals for two semiconductor units at a combined cost of Rs 30,152 crore. With this, communications & IT minister A Raja told FE, the government has so far received seven proposals envisaging investments totalling Rs 62,915 crore over the next ten years from six leading Companies.

"Telemedicine" links Africans to Indian expertise By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Troubled by a difficult case, doctor Asfaw Atnafu decides to seek advice. He walks into a consulting room at Black Lion Hospital in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa and greets a doctor at the Care Hospital in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. Linked by a high-speed Internet connection, the doctors study X-rays and laboratory results.

At the end of 2000, WHO declared that leprosy had been eliminated as a global public-health problem. Elimination is defi ned as a prevalence, per 10 000 population, of less than one patient diagnosed with leprosy and registered for treatment. The global prevalence fell from 5

Major sources of air pollution in urban areas include combustion processes (e.g., including the burning of fossil fuels for steam and power generation, heating and household cooking, waste burning, and gasoline and diesel-fueled engine combustion) and various non-combustion industrial processes (e.g., solvent extraction processes).

With property prices skyrocketing across the country, there are suspicions that the government is covertly leveraging its sez policy to benefit realtors

Programmes under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission hold the potential for transforming the urban water supply and sanitation sector. The mission is in its third year of implementation. Four urban service providers discuss the progress and their future plans in addition to the key to smooth implementation of the programme.

Urban growth in Hyderabad has underscored the need for restructuring urban services, starting with public utilities.
This paper focuses on institutional changes with regard to the main service providers