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Warer cess assessment and collection have proved to be inadequate in getting local bodies and highly industrialised states like Maharashtra to pay their dues.

Interpreting dreams to help diagnosis was a major topic of discussion at a two-day convention organised by the Indian Homoeopathic Institute at Vijayawada in December 1993. The participants agreed

The recently held Dhaka summit, sponsored by the Global Infrastructure Research Foundation, addressed the critical question of exploiting the potential of eastern Himalayan rivers and took positive steps towards identifying key projects and consensus on i

Vachati village, where the residents openly defy the authorities, has acquired a reputation for collective smuggling.

Recycling water and chemicals has resulted in drastic reduction of effluents from Surat's textile units.

The issue of sharing West Asia's water resources threatens to explode into another Arab Israeli war, which will shatter the semblance of peace settling over the region.

While the cultivation of paddy in Punjab (and Haryana) does need some curbing, the extreme forebodings of either total groundwater exhaustion in Punjab or of the state turning into a desert of paddy growing is not curbed forthwith are unwarranted.

Unless better management strategies are evolved, water scarcity in the country will only be accentuated by growing industrial and municipal demands.

POLITICIAN, economist and teacher all rolled into one Johannes Pieter Pronk, better known as Jan Pronk, is in his second term as Netherlands minister for development cooperation. He has held the position of deputy secretary general of UNCTAD and has bee

If the mid-August assault on some officials of the Bihar water resources department, on an inspection tour of the eastern Kosi embankment in Saharsa, is anything to go by, flood control officials in

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