Arun Lakhani Nagpur: Top shuttlers of Nagpur to be felicitated by district association on Thursday. NAGPUR: Acknowledging the spectacular performance of the city shuttlers in the last few months, the Nagpur District Badminton Association (NDBA) will felicitate them at the DNC Hall here on Thursday (July 28).
"We are honouring around 8-10 players who brought laurels to the city by excelling at the state, national and international tournaments on regular basis. We will give all the top achievers handsome cash prizes and a memento. We will finalize the names in a day or two," said NDBA secretary Mangesh Kashikar while addressing the media here on Monday. In another big announcement, Kashikar said the NDBA is planning to hold State Sub-Junior Championship in association with the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) in October or November.
"The season's last sub-junior state meet is scheduled to be held from October 4-8 at Ratnagiri but due to some problem it will be either postponed or cancelled. Arun Lakhani Nagpur: Nagpur’s “24×7 water supply project” get’s ‘Thumbs Up’ in Berlin, Germany. Nagpur: After receiving many awards and recognitions, The Orange City Water (OCW) has added yet another feather in its cap by being showcased and receiving ‘Thumbs Up’ for its ongoing “Uninterrupted Water Supply Project (commonly known as 24×7 project) at prestigious ‘The Indo-German Partnership meet in Water, Waste and Sanitation Event’ held in Berlin (Germany) recently.
Arun Lakhani, lead Promoter of OCW (CMD of Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd) represented Indian delegation and gave a detailed presentation about various issues and solutions in the Indian Water sector at the event. Addressing the meeting Arun Lakhani, stated: “India is going through major shifts and mega changes such as rapid urbanisation leading to acute resource scarcity. The idea should be to supply water to more people while using the same capacities rather than waiting for new infrastructures to be built.
Projects worth over US$15 billion are up for grab in over 10-15 years.” Indian conditions. Arun Lakhani Nagpur: NEWSBRIEF: Germany Supports Green Projects in India. BERLIN (IDN) – Leading German companies have expressed interest in backing three environmental undertakings of top priority to the Government of India.
These relate to rejuvenating the legendary Ganges river and supporting a national campaign to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country. Known as the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission), the campaign covers 4,041 statutory cities and towns. A third priority campaign, called Smart Cities Mission, relates to an urban renewal and retrofitting program of the Government of India with a view to developing 100 cities all over the country and making these both citizen-friendly and sustainable.
German companies are considered global leaders offering advanced solutions in the water and waste sectors. Arun Lakhani Nagpur: Nagpur’s smart water management is an example for other cities across India. A special train carried around five lakh litres of water for parched Latur in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region in April this year.
The first batch of 10 wagons, each with a capacity of around 50,000 litres, travelled a distance of around 350 kilometres to reach their destination where water was stored in a well located near the Latur railway station. For 14 years now, arid Rajasthan has been using the railways to get water to its districts. This year since January, the state’s Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) has been running a 50-wagon train from Ajmer to Bhilwara daily, carrying 25 lakh litres. While these steps are necessary, such measures might not have been required in the first place had these cities managed their water systems well. Arun Lakhani Nagpur: Power sector wakes up to Rs.30k-cr opportunity. More than three months after the tariff policy amendments were unveiled by the government, the power sector is waking up to an obscure provision that has the potential to attract over Rs.30,000-crore investment into sewage water treatment plants around thermal generating stations.
The policy has made it mandatory for thermal plants within 50 km of sewage treatment facilities to use treated sewage water. The policy would ensure availability of more potable water in the areas adjacent to the power plant, the government had said. “We have started implementing the policy for thermal plants with NTPC’s Nagpur unit being the first to source treated sewage water from the city’s municipal body. Additionally, we have always made extensive plans for groundwater conservation in coal and mineral mining,” power minister Piyush Goyal told reporters.
Arun Lakhani Nagpur: Water Woe Signals $17 Billion Opportunity for India Recycler. India’s water crisis is set to spur the development of a market for recycling plants that could eventually be worth at least $17 billion, driven in part by demand from industries, according to Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd.
The nation’s largest cities produce 38 billion liters of waste water daily, all of which will have to be recycled eventually, Chairman Arun Lakhani said. While that requires major investment in treatment facilities, the government will need to provide sufficiently attractive waste water contracts to realize the full potential of the market, he said. Arun Lakhani Nagpur: SJAN media badminton tournament from Saturday. NAGPUR: The 12th edition of SJAN Media Badminton tournament will get underway at the Subhedar Hall here on Saturday.
The three-day annual tourney is being sponsored by Shree Sports, Laxmi Nagar. Defending champion Ashish Jain of Lokmat has been given the top billing in the men's singles. According to a press release issued by SJAN secretary Sandeep Dabhekar the tournament has evoked good response. Suhas Nayse of The Times of India (TOI) has been given the second seeding. Arun Lakhani Nagpur: Use of sewage water by power generation companies will require Rs 32,000 crore investment: Arun Lakhani. Government’s directive to use recycled sewage water by power plants will call for an investment of up to Rs 32,000 crore to meet the requirement of 80 GW capacities of state and central utilities.
“The use of sewage water by central and state power generation companies will alone require an investment of up to Rs 32,000 crore depending upon the distance between sewage treatment plant and the power plant,” Vishvaraj Infrastructure Chairman and Managing Director Arun Lakhani said. Government’s directive will not be legally binding and it depends on state regulators to implement it.
But even if central and state generators with aggregate capacity of 80,000 MW follow this directive, they would be requiring supply of 8,000 million litres treated water per day. “We will be supplying 150 MLD to NTPC Mouda plant while we are looking for buyers for remaining 50 MLD supplies. It is the first PPP plant in the country as all other plants are owned by local bodies or state governments,” he said. Arun Lakhani Nagpur: DNC Indoor Badminton Hall to be open on Saturday 14th May. NAGPUR: Badminton players and enthusiasts will get another venue to hone their skills as the state-of-the-art Dhanwate National College (DNC) Indoor Stadium gets open for public here on Saturday.
With increasing number of shuttlers in the city, having another hall is certainly a welcome news for all the badminton lovers. The hall, which is consisted of four wooden courts, gallery, changing rooms and spacious toilets is ready for use. The opening of the hall will be done with a tournament -- Panjabrao Deshmukh District Sub-Junior and Junior Badminton meet -- which will be organized by the DNC in association with the Nagpur District Badminton Association. The man behind the new structure, Baban Taywade, is a happy man on Thursday when he showed the latest facility to the media persons of the city. "Around Rs 3 cores were spent to build this new stadium. Muttemwar will inaugurate the hall and district badminton tourney at 9 am on Saturday.
Arun Lakhani Nagpur: The Value of Thirst. As the country grapples with poor water management, polluted water bodies, shortage of drinking water and water-borne diseases, businesses and entrepreneurs are coming up with unique solutions to quench the thirst of the people.
Business Today profiles a few promising initiatives that could prove to be game-changers. Nagpur was no different from the rest of India when it came to water mismanagement. "These inefficiencies clubbed with low tariff made the urban water distribution unsustainable," says Arun Lakhani, Chairman, Vishvaraj Infrastructure. So, when Nagpur Municipal Corporation issued tenders for 24x7 water supply in the city and another project at Bhandewadi for water reuse, Lakhani bid for both projects. In a country where 125 million people do not have access to drinking water, Sarvajal's ATMs cater to 300,000 people every day at 30 paisa per litre of potable water.
Arun Lakhani Nagpur: EU thumbs up to Pune firm's effective management plan. PUNE: A city-based organisation's water management plan is among the four projects selected by the Centre and the European Union (EU) for study and implementation. Arun Lakhani Nagpur: Pune firm’s water management plan gets a thumbs up. Pune: A city-based organisation's water management plan is among the four projects selected by the Centre and the European Union (EU) for study and implementation.
Arun Lakhani Nagpur: Water sector development should get top priority among urban bodies: VIL CMD Arun Lakhani. Arun Lakhani Nagpur: This budget restores balance in rural Bharat and India Inc: Arun Lakhani. The Union budget 2016-17 is a step forward for the welfare of the people and growth in the country. For the infrastructure development, the government has announced fund allocation of at Rs 2.31 lakh crore that would aim to enhance the infrastructure base of the country.
Guideline for renegotiation of PPP contracts is a long standing demand from international investors and will make the investment environment much more risk neutral. It is a big step towards overseas funding comfort for PPP in infrastructure. A 228-percent higher grants to gram panchayats & urban local bodies in accordance with FFC recommendations will augment development process significantly in terms of providing basic facilities like clean healthy water, sanitation, and other basic amenities leading to smart towns of future.
Arun Lakhani Nagpur: Vishvaraj Infrastructure adjudged best PPP operator in Water and Waste Water Sector. Nagpur: While whole of Maharashtra is facing acute shortage of water this summer, Marathwada being worst affected, Nagpur is in much better situation. Gone are the days when citizens used to try all their sources to get tanker water in their apartments in large number of localities. Arunlakhani.kinja. Arun Lakhani Nagpur: Vishvaraj plans Rs 6,000 cr investment in waste water projects. MUMBAI: Vishvaraj Infrastructure plans to invest around Rs 6,000 crore over the next five years to tap the growing market for waste water treatment and expand its footprint across the country.
It expects to garner around Rs 2,500 crore in revenue from this business, the company's Chairman and Managing Director Arun Lakhani said. Vishvaraj Infrastructure, which started off with BOT road projects in Maharashtra, has diversified into integrated water supply, waste treatment and reuse segments. "Around 38,250 MLD of wastewater is generated by tier-I and II cities, which is estimated to grow 3.5 times to 1,32,250 MLD by 2050. Vishvaraj Infrastructure’s Arun Lakhani bags 2 prestigious awards at World Water Leadership… Arun Lakhani: US, Chinese firms keen on setting up projects in C’garh: Govt. American and Chinese firms as well as other domestic industrial groups have evinced keen interest in investing in various sectors of Chhattisgarh, officials stated.
A delegation of American Chamber of Commerce and US-India Business Council led by American Consul General Thomas Vajda on Monday met Chief Minister Raman Singh in Mumbai. During the second day of the ‘Make in India’ event, the Chief Minister invited top investors to invest in Chhattisgarh. Arunlakhani.kinja. Often have we witnessed great athletes evolve in to brilliant business leaders .Jeffrey Immelt, CEO at GE played football for Dartmouth’s Ivy League squad, IBM’s CEO Samuel Palmisano was a star player on the Johns Hopkins football team and Meg Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett-Packard was the captain of her school’s swim team, played tennis, basketball and was part of Princeton’s squash and lacrosse teams.
Arunlakhani.kinja. Nagpur, a growing and significant part of Maharashtra has seen many changes over the last two decades. Economic growth, an inflow of human capital and a shift in it’s approach towards modernisation. Arun Lakhani — Arun Lakhani - Man on a Mission. Arun Lakhani — Arun Lakhani - A Force of change. Arun Lakhani: Arun Lakhani - A Force of change. As individual citizens we often look at India and wonder what can each of us do for the betterment of our nation. As a rapidly developing country we face numerous issues regarding infrastructure, food, water and sanitation. Depending on the government alone is not enough as we all must play a large role in bringing about change. There are those who we can look towards for inspiration, those who in their own humble way have worked hard towards creating a great impact across the country.
The chairman and Managing Director of Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd, Mr. Arun Lakhani shares his views on sectors that will see maximum Change in Near Future. Arun Lakhani: Nagpur intellectuals say, only healthy talks can resolve Indo-Pak dispute. Nagpur: The NSA level meeting between India and Pakistan appears to be in a mess as the latter’s insistence on inclusion of talks with Kashmiri separatists and Kashmir dispute into the discussion has not gone down with India.
Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said that Pakistan’s stand on the talks clearly violates the agreement signed between the two nations way back in 1998. Nagpur Today quizzed few senior journalists from the city and sought their take on resolving the long pending issues between the two nations ‘Diplomacy, a game of Chess’ Prakash Dubey, Group Editor, Dainik Bhaskar said only bilateral discussions can resolve the disputes between both the countries.
Arun Lakhani: Runadhar Trust’s new approach to helping ryots’ kin. Nagpur: To provide stability to family members, especially children, of farmers who have committed suicide, nine prominent persons from the city have come together and established — Runadhar Charitable Society. They plan to establish a hostel and provide skill development training to kin of deceased farmers and monetary assistance every month. The nine persons include chairman of Vishvaraj Infrastructure LimitedArun Lakhani, who is president of the trust, corporator Sandip Joshi and Dr Pramod Giri, both vice-presidents, secretary Parag Saraf, joint-secretary Vrushali Deshpande, treasurer Dr Manoj Singarkhiya, and Dayal Mulchandani, Deepa Kale and Prashant Dani as members. The society and its activities differ from that been done or planned by other social organizations. Arun Lakhani: $45 bn needed for water supply management: Vishvaraj Infra.
Several states and cities are moving towards public private partnership (PPP) model in water supply and waste water treatment. Arun Lakhani, MD & Chairman, Vishvaraj Infrastructure, talks about their plans in Punjab and Haryana for waste water reuse and water supply to cities like Panchkula, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Karnal. Sathe Memorial cycle race on January 10 and chief guest MD of OCW Arun Lakhani.
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