ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Economic Appraisal of Bio-Gas Units in India-Framework for Social Benefit Cost Analysis

Framework for Social Benefit Cost Analysis Ramesh Bhatia This paper aims (i) to present a framework for a detailed social benefit cost analysis of investments in bio-gas plants in rural India; (ii) to assess the available information on valuation of output (fertiliser and fuel) and valuation of inputs in various studies of biotas systems; (iii) to present some preliminary results on the profitability of investment in bio-gas units from the viewpoint of society; and (iv) to give some estimates of the macro-level implications of installing 100,000 bio-gas units in the next few years.

Tubewell Irrigation- Analysis of Some Technical Alternatives

The objectives of this paper are: (i) To consider a set of technical alternatives with respect to size of well method of drilling, type of pump, screen material, and source of energy for lifting water through shallow tubewells in India; and (ii) To provide a framework for a preliminary analysis of these alternatives under different economic and technical assumptions.

The Oil Crisis An Economic Analysis and Policy Imperatives

The Oil Crisis: An Economic Analysis and Policy Imperatives Ramesh Bhatia Higher costs and uncertainties of crude oil imports portend a major crisis for India. The estimates are that crude imports may account for around 50 per cent of our export earnings in 1978.

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