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Water crisis: Waste not, want not

More than a century and a half ago, inspired by a Thomas Carlyle lecture he attended in Manchester, the founder of the Tata group, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, started thinking about setting up a steel plant in India. He hired a team of geologists to find iron-ore deposits and a site for the plant. They zeroed in on Sakchi in what is today called Jharkhand, a mineral-rich state. Located near the confluence of two rivers, the Subarnarekha and the Kharkai, Sakchi also has abundant water supply. Steel is a water-intensive industry. The site in Sakchi would ensure the plant would have enough water for its operations when it would roll out the first ingots of steel ever made by Tata Steel.Read More....