Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
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by Kshithij Urs and Richard Whittell, Sage Publications 2009, Price Rs 395
The book looks at attempt to reform Bangalore's water supply system and situates them in the city's broader development plans.
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edited by Gopal K Kadekodi and Brinda Viswanathan, Oxford University Press, Price Rs 795
This is a festschrift for the economist A Vaidyanathan. The essays in this volume pertain to water resources, farm and non-farm employment and governance---issues very close to Vaidyanathan's heart.
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