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Dow jv hits a roadblock

India’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has deferred making a decision on a proposed chloromethanes joint venture between a subsidiary of Dow Chemical and Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd (GACL) as the government would like more time ‘to examine the proposal’, reports ICIS news. The joint venture plans to build a 200,000 tonne/year chloromethanes plant […]

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Spotlight on Bhopal

Indian papers and news channels are once again buzzing with reports about Dow Chemical and Bhopal. This time it is about the law ministry’s view on whether the company should clean up the Bhopal site. The law ministry’s comments on a note to the Prime Minister’s office were obtained by activists who have for long […]

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Projects and protests

I am back from my holiday and have discovered no earthshaking developments in the last few weeks. But the following news articles caught my eye. First, Dow Chemical’s European arm and GACL have agreed on a 50:50 joint venture to produce 200,000 tonnes/year of chloromethanes at Dahej, on the west coast of India. The plant […]

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Protests hit Dow’s Chakan R&D centre

It looks like Dow Chemical will not be able to easily forget the Bhopal gas tragedy or rather India will not allow the company to move ahead. The latest is news of protests against Dow’s planned R&D centre at Chakan, near Pune. Led by NGOs, locals blocked access to the site of Dow’s proposed global […]

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Dow’s new challenge

It is more than twenty years since the Bhopal gas tragedy but the after effects continue to linger. Dow Chemical, which inherited the Bhopal legacy when it acquired Union Carbide, is reportedly facing opposition yet again and this time from students at Indian engineering colleges. This report by an Indian television channel says that students, […]

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Dow’s latest India move

Looks like Dow Chemical is set to boost its presence in India. Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd (GACL) announced yesterday that it has signed a MoU with Dow for business cooperation in chlorinated organics. It is not yet clear if the cooperation involves manufacturing products in India and the scale of Dow’s investment. What is […]

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