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Catastrophic events and calamities become and remain the subject of attention worldwide only for a short period of time. In some sense, this is to be expected in an age when news and pictures travel rapidly round the globe only to be replaced by new sensations, and when the news media concerns itself almost entirely with what sells as news. But...

The first of the missile showers over Kabul did not bring any relief to oil producers. Brent, which closed at $21 and 5 cents a barrel on October 5, 2001, was at $20 and 50 cents on October 9. Oil traders are obviously not expecting any disruption in oil supply on account of the war in Afghanistan. However, as an oil consumer, India cannot be...

Electric power is the key to the economic development of the country. India currently has a peak demand shortage of around 14% and an energy deficit of 8.4%. Keeping this in view and to maintain a GDP (gross domestic product) growth of 8% to 10%, the Government of India has very prudently set a target of 215 804 MW power generation capacity by...

An extremely unfortunate development that threatens to halt and even reverse progress in the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol for mitigation of climate change, has been created by none other than the President of the US. President George W. Bush in a reversal of his campaign promise of September 29 wrote a letter last week to four conservative...

The recent changes in global oil prices and the government's plans to go ahead with dismantling of the Administered Pricing Mechanism merit focussed attention on our strategies for management of the hydrocarbon industry in India and plans for ensuring security of energy supply.

The 31 March 2002, deadline of dismantling the Administered pricing mechanism for petro-products is now quite near and the question being asked is whether the Government is prepared for this final step. Seeking to lay these doubts at rest, the Petroleum Minister has declared that he is proceeding according to schedule. However, while inaugurating...

The ongoing reforms in the power sector have brought in a change in the roles of players who have been providing policy directions, regulating and running the sector for over 50 years. New institutional entities are also getting established. A healthy relationship between these institutions is crucial to ensure sustained development of the sector...