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Background Note for consultation meeting with policy makers on review of national water policy

WATER RESOURCES OF INDIA – AN OVERVIEW The average annual rainfall in the country has been estimated to be about 1170 millimeters (mm). The total of average annual rainfall, snowfall and glacier melt in terms of volume works out to about 4000 billion cubic meters (bcm). However, due to losses through evaporation and evapo-transpiration, the water availability has been assessed to be about 1869 bcm. Read more

Status of implementation of CNG as a fuel for urban buses in Delhi

WHY THIS STUDY? On April 1, 2001, there was mayhem in Delhi. Not many buses were plying on the roads as the Supreme Court ruling on moving the entire public transport fleet to CNG, came into effect. Unfortunately this had not been complied with. Without diluting the original order the Supreme Court only allowed a conditional extension of the deadline till September 30, 2001. Read more

The smokescreen of lies: myths and facts about CNG

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT CNG The Supreme Court of India ruled on July 28, 1998 that all eight-year-old buses and pre-1990 three-wheelers and taxis would have to be converted to compressed natural gas (CNG) by March 31, 2000. For the rest of the buses, three-wheelers and taxis, the deadline was fixed as March 31, 2001. This order, however, is getting to be the most difficult to implement. Resistance from the diesel lobby and lack of support from the government nearly sabotaged the initiative. Read more