There is practically no place in India that is not short of clean, safe and affordable energy — whether electricity, liquefied petroleum gas or petrol. Politicians, consumer groups, the media and civil society, everyone who gets it — and there are 500 million households that use dried twigs, leaves etc as fuel — complains bitterly when the prices are raised. None of them remembers that this country is short of fuels (crude oil, gas, uranium and even coal). Not one of them, including the media, recognizes the inefficiency of our nationalized coal industry. It uses old technologies, it is overstaffed, lacking in discipline, corrupt, inefficient and government-owned.......Read more



Source: The Telegraph

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