Businesses should wise up to water risks, Delhi summit highlights
Published on Mar 23, 2014 10:47 PM
ELECTRICITY utility company Indiabulls, which is setting up a power plant in the western Indian city of Nashik, is facing protests from local farmers who say it is using up water meant for crops.
Coca Cola had to close its bottling plant in the southern Indian state of Kerala after activists accused it of depleting the local water table.
The above two examples, although not new (the first took place in January this year, the second in 2007) were cited at a workshop to underline the need for industries to acknowledge the risks associated with water.
The workshop "Meeting the water challenge" kicked off the second edition of The Growth Net 2014 on Sunday in New Delhi.
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