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6 record(s) found in 'September 2001'

With the opening up of the Indian economy during the early nineties, the industrial sector has awaken to the need of reducing the cost of production thereby trying to make their products more competitive in the market. Energy has become one of the crucial areas where cost reduction is targeted. Efforts in this direction have lead to positive...

Regulators should have a thorough knowledge of the sector they regulate and a vision for its future, and these qualities are not necessarily present in the civil service or the judiciary. However, a count of the chairpersons of the fourteen State Electricity Regulatory Commissions and the three Central Regulatory Commissions shows that 41 percent...

Power sector reforms have been very much in the news, and given the precarious state of our power supply industry, the urgency of specific measures is now dawning on the leadership of political parties across the horizon.

September 16 is celebrated as International Ozone Day, and the MoEF (Ministry of Environment and Forests), Government of India, needs to be congratulated for having observed this day in a series of events held in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Far too much attention has been provided in the past to doing things in the capital city of Delhi. But if...

The government now appears to be seized of the recent problems caused by the CNG crisis and has set up yet another committee to recommend a new auto fuel policy. However, much hardship has already been caused to the ordinary citizen by the CNG experiment. It was supposed to be the fuel of the future for India and the Delhi experience should prove...

The reforms programme in the electricity sector was initiated largely because of the recognition of the need for large infusions of capital if power shortages were not to grow exponentially. The economic compulsion for such reforms arose, undoubtedly, from the impact electricity shortages would have on industry and commerce. However, it can be...