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

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BIHAR-Industrial Blues

price. Yet, the Petroleum Ministry appears to find much satisfaction in the fact that, as a result of ''rigorous management combined with perspective planning'', consumption of petroleum product during the year increased by only 2.2 per cent compared to average annual increase of nine per cent in the past. True, after the world oil crisis broke out late in 1973, there was a flurry of activity to restrain consumption, and consumption was brought down by three per cent in 1974 compared to the 1973 level. But efforts in this direction were relaxed afterwards and 'normal' increases in consumption of 'oil

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