A section of the government is impressed by a waste-to-fuel conversion project under taken by a teacher-entrepreneur duo in Maharashtra. The technology developed by a chemistry teacher and now commercialised by a company

The potential of CDM projects to attract foreign capital and technology and fetch foreign exchange is enormous... Sanjay Kapadia & Kailash Anerao

It is understandable that consumers are switching over to supermarket chains for household shopping. These outlets offer competitively priced groceries and other essentials under one roof. An unfortunate offshoot of this phenomenon, though, is the alarmingly high use of plastic in both product wrappings and carrybags .

THE Cabinet may review prices of petroleum products on Thursday that may result in a marginal increase of petrol and diesel prices. The petroleum ministry is in favour of raising petrol price by Rs 2 a litre and diesel by Re 1 a litre. Oil prices have been volatile through the year and has been hovering around $91 a barrel this week. This has put major pressure on public sector oil companies whose under-recoveries is estimated at Rs 71,800 crore in 2007-08.

FOR India, the crash in global commodity prices comes as an answer to a prayer.

Power Grid Corp, the country's largest power transmission utility, on Friday said it has signed agreements with World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) for two loans of $600 million each for fun

QUESTIONING the UPA government's commitment to farmers and the revival of the agricultural sector, the BJP said that the Rs 60,000 crore loan waiver was a

AN INCREASE in the cost of funds for borrowers appears imminent with finance minister P Chidambaram announcing the government's willingness to sacrifice growth for lower inflation.

I SPENT the first 12 years of my life in a poor, dusty and backward village of undivided Punjab. I still have vivid recollection of life in that village.

THAT'S NOT COUNTING the energy efficiency technology market aimed at reducing power consumption.