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CHENNAI: Japanese firms are coming to India to set up bio-fuel plants and others will collaborate with Indian firms in the area of sustainable energy development, said Kazuo Minagawa, Japan Counsel General in Chennai on Friday.

Japanese firm's India arm to set up biofuel plant.

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Allied Carbon Solutions of Japan, a biofuel company with a multinational presence, has launched a contract farming programme for jatropha cultivation in South India.

AUTO major General Motors is working towards developing frost tolerant varieties of jatropha for the US market.

In line with the National Biofuel Policy approved by the Centre last December, the Delhi government is identifying wastelands and forestland at present on the city

Pune An armed forces study has shown that children are susceptible to jatropha poisoning if they ingest the seeds of the plant. Specialists from the Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology at Command Hospital Pune and Military Hospital at Ahmednagar conducted the study that was reported in the January issue of the Medical Journal of Armed Forces of India.

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More than 80 students of Government Primary School, Chundipur, 12 km from here, were taken ill due to food poisoning and were rushed to a trauma centre.

Parents blame midday meal

More than 40 children of the Babugarh area here were rushed to a hospital after they complained of suffocation and nausea, an official said on Sunday. The kids were rushed to a government hospital at Hapur on Saturday evening, said sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Mahendra Prasad.He said the children fell ill after they ate fruits of Jatropha plant.

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ISLAND PURA: ABDUL KALAM' S VISION FOR ANDAMANSEXTENDING his dream plan of PURA (providing urban amenities in rural areas) to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam said that he visualised Island PURA for the welfare and better employment opportunities of islanders.

Emami Biotech, a part of the Rs 2,000-crore Emami Group, will invest Rs 400 crore in a plantation project over five years in Oromia in Ethiopia. The company will engage in plantation of biofuel crops (jatropha) and other edible and non-edible oil seeds on 100,000 acres allotted to Emami Biotech by the Oromia Investment Commission.