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Dr R K Pachauri

From 1 April, the order of the Supreme Court of India applicable to Delhi would require the Transport Department of the state to allow only buses using CNG (compressed natural gas) to ply on the roads of the capital. In response to the petition submitted by the Government of Delhi and other affected parties, the Supreme Court would allow, for a...

Dr R K Pachauri

The finance minister has presented a remarkably popular budget, the success of which can be seen from the positive response from almost all sections of society. It is also obvious that the public and the market have reacted favourably not only to several measures that will have a desirable impact on growth and development in the short run, but...

Dr R K Pachauri

When he started work in the Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi, no one thought that Dr Rajendra Pachauri would one day get a Padma Bhushan for his pioneering work in environment and energy conservation. And that he would go on to write 21 books. As the euphoria over the latest Budget continues, he spoke to Roving Editor Mr Ramesh Menon on various...

Dr R K Pachauri

Overall, Yashwant Sinha has presented a good and forward-looking budget. The major question is whether the government would be able to implement all the provisions and measures outlined. Would the Central Government be able to downsize its workforce by 2 percent annually?

Dr R K Pachauri

The Indian scene, in respect of both politics and economics, was dominated last week by the exposure of payoffs and wrongdoing as brought out by the tapes covertly recorded by tehelka.com. There are several angles to this very unfortunate development, which has already had an impact on the stock market, and political effects, which have not been...

Dr R K Pachauri

One major focus of any Budget in any country is the reduction of the national debt. I would like to see at least an equal emphasis on reduction of our natural debt.

Dr R K Pachauri

This week has been dominated by discussion and debate on the Union Budget presented by the finance minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha. In terms of the response provided by all sections of the society, including business and the media, this is clearly one of the most successful budgets presented in the Parliament in recent years. The immediate reaction in...

Dr R K Pachauri

On 7 February, 2001 at the inauguration of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit the Prime Minister of India released the DISHA (Directions, Innovations, and Strategies for Harnessing Action) publication produced by TERI which essentially evaluates alternative strategies for development right up to the year 2047, that is a hundred years after...

Mr Saurabh Gupta

We are steadily becoming urbanised. Nearly 50 cities in India would have a population of more than a million in 2001, and nearly half the Indian population would be residing in urban areas by the middle of this century. The services being provided by municipal bodies cover the most basic human needs: drinking water, sanitation, waste management,...

Dr R K Pachauri

During the period 7-9 February 2001, a major event was organized by TERI called the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit. The event was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who gave a thought-provoking address, which not only highlighted the need for the developed countries to take action globally for...

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