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New Patterns of Mobility for India Needed

The limits of a state-sponsored car boom

India's state-sponsored car boom is inciting oil guzzling that the country cannot afford. The country is in the grip of an impending energy crisis. It is consuming more oil than ever before, and the growing transport sector is guzzling a lot of this oil. The 2007-08 Union budget must address this linkage between vehicles and energy insecurity, according to a new study on fuel economy in the transport sector, released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). WDEV highlights the main findings.


Based on the study, CSE has proposed a set of immediate tax corrections to the Union finance minister P Chidambaram to deal with the challenges of 'motorisation', pollution and energy insecurity ...

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Posted: 1 March 2007

Shifting the Debate: A Double Majority for the IMF / North Falls Short of Development Aid Promises


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