Addressing issues of water scarcity and contamination of surface and ground water, AB Pandya, Chairman, Central Water Commission, paints a holistic picture and suggests remedies.
Warring nations over water may sound apocalyptic, but there is no denying water is going to be a major restraint on urbanisation. Basic demand-supply rules apply here and explain to a large extent doomsday scenarios captured in Hollywood hits such as Water Wars
Ashwin B. Pandya, has been appointed as the Chairman of Central Water Commission & Ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India. He was holding additional charge of the post since November, 2013. A graduate in Civil Engineering from Saurashtra University and post-graduate in Structural Engineering from IIT, Delhi, Pandya joined the Central Water Engineering Service in CWC in October, 1977 as Assistant Director.
Banks lending to the infrastructure sector are feeling the need for specialised project appraisal and advisory capabilities.SBI and IDFC have spun them off as separate entities that can backward integrate into their financing competency. IIFCLâ€™s recently launched projects company goes beyond individual projects, and is starting with trying to capture the goodwill of states and state owned entities.