Dow India would not wait forever: Dr Ramesh Ramachandran

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Pune, Nov 12 (UNI) Dow India Managing director Dr Ramesh Ramachandran today said that he would not wait forever, as his project is being opposed by the local population, who believe that it would pollute a nearby river and the entire area around the project, located at Chakan plant, around 20 kms from Pune.

Talking to mediapersons about the Pune plant, Mr Ramachandran said that this is purely a research and development centre and no manufacturing activity would be carried out here.

He further said that there will be no pollution and it will be a zero discharge facility here, Mr Ramachandran claimed.

The safety of our scientists is the most important for the company, if they would not safe to work here, there is no point to continue with the business, Mr Ramachandran added.

He further said, the company chose Pune to start this centre after searching worldwide. The company has business interest around 133 countries around the globe and there is no opposition in any county, Mr Ramchandran said.

Earlier in the week, chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh had ordered the Dow Chemical to stop work for a month, following intensified agitation against the project by Warkari sect activists and environmental activists.

UNI SP LY AG2010

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