Fuel From The Fields: A Balance-Sheet What are biofuels? Made from renewable sources, biofuels promise a viable, eco-friendly substitute to fossil fuels. Can be made from a variety of crops like maize, sugarcane, beetroot, palm oil, jatropha-anything that is rich in sugar and carbohydrates. Typically, blended with petrol or diesel. Why are they controversial? Countries like the US are diverting their corn and maize crops to produce biofuels, thus contributing to the tight foodgrain position and spiralling global prices. What are the types of biofuel?

THE Supreme Court on Friday paved the way for bringing in CNG to Gurgaon and Faridabad. The move comes with pollution reaching alarming levels in the Capital and its surroundings. The three-member Bench led by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan ordered the Centre to ensure supply and availability of -compressed natural gas (CNG) through two private players in the two satellite towns. The interim order asked the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) to facilitate supply to pumps set up by Adani Energy Private Limited and Haryana Gas Distributors, in Gurgaon and Faridabad respectively.


In response to the direction issued by the Hon