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The expert group report on pricing of petroleum products put out in early February 2010 called for a "viable long-term strategy for pricing major petroleum products". Recognising the fact that oil imports are increasing and that oil prices are "generally expected to rise" the group has recommended that "domestic prices of petroleum products have...

The unsustainability of the pricing regime for petroleum products being followed in the country has been obvious to the decisionmakers for at least a couple of decades now. The Kirit Parikh Committee’s (KPC) recommendations on deregulating prices of the auto fuels, petrol and diesel, would lead to an increase in the prices these products by...

Apropos your article in the Hindustan Times of February 15, 2010 of the above title, that results in a gross misrepresentation of facts.As a lead author to the WGII Fourth Assessment Report, I can say that the procedures adopted by the IPCC have been very clear which begins with a transparent process of nomination of experts by country focal...

The recent news about the decision on Bt brinjal has received a great deal of attention from the public and the media. Issues involving radical change often invoke radical reactions. That the use of genetically modified (GM) foods is a major departure from long-standing practice and belief is clearly a reason for the very diverse views being...

The report of the expert group on pricing of petroleum products released a few days ago has made some extremely bold recommendations particularly in terms of increasing prices of LPG and kerosene and they need to be lauded for it. As pointed out by the committee, the benefits of subsidies on these petroleum products by and large do not reach the...

The anti-climate change lobby is using the flaw in the IPCC study to condemn not just the Teri chief but the idea of climate change itself.For the first time, Indians are experiencing an organised, systematic and vicious attack by powerful and well-funded lobbies in the developed world. These lobbies are aiming to diminish the perception of the...

Are the world and human society in general ready and willing to take action on critical issues that require a major change in the manner in which we produce and consume goods and services?The science of climate change is now well established. This is the result of painstaking work of over two decades carried out by thousands of scientists drawn...