Nitin Gadkari bats for bamboo as substitute for coal: Point counterpoint

Lalit Shastri A news item the other day quoting Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that bamboo can be a good substitute for coal. The experts don’t agree with this. On being contacted mining and forestry experts said Bamboo does not give  good quality coal. It’s calorific value is also very less.  A retired Indian Forest… Read More Nitin Gadkari bats for bamboo as substitute for coal: Point counterpoint

“Energy Independence of India”- International and Economic Implications and Planning for Coal Block Diversion

Ravindra Nath Saxena This write up, a critical analysis by Ravindra Nath Saxena should prove a milestone in understanding the energy needs of the country. It will aid and help the project proponents to understand the entire mechanis of obtaining “forest clearance” under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and “wildlife clearance” under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.… Read More “Energy Independence of India”- International and Economic Implications and Planning for Coal Block Diversion

“Australia-India trade has never been win-win for India’s economy”–two perspectives

Newsroom24x7 Desk Updated  Jan. 12, 2015, 1704 Australia’s Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will lead the Australia Business Week in India mission from 12-15 January. Coinciding with this event, Newsroom24x7 is presenting the views of a citizen posted on a social networking platform along with former Indian diplomat Amit Dasgupta’s take on it The citizen who shared his… Read More “Australia-India trade has never been win-win for India’s economy”–two perspectives