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What Is Stopping the Obvious?

For the vast majority of human existence, international trade was fuelled by renewable energy. Trade winds were used to cruelly bring enslaved labour from Africa to grow cane, limes, bananas, and cocoa in the Caribbean and powered the windmills that turned the cane into molasses and sugar. The Gulf...

Sensitivity of Traffic Demand to Fare Rationalisation

The Airport Metro Express Line and the implications of rationalisation of the price on its traffic and revenue are examined. The amel was incurring huge operational losses when the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation took over its operations, and was faced with the challenge of reviving it and making it operationally viable. The role played by price rationalisation to enhance capacity utilisation and revenue, which contributed to improving the amel’s “operating ratio,” is analysed. The strategy worked, and by April 2016 the amel was able to break even. This is an example of how a well-thought-out pricing strategy could improve the viability of a public utility.

Pricing of Cardiac Stents

The pricing of cardiac stents in India has been mired in controversy and allegations of profiteering at the cost of vulnerable patients. This article looks at the stances of various stakeholders around the issue leading up to the government slashing the prices of stents by a huge percentage.

Rationalising Electricity Tariffs

Rational pricing of electricity, it is now recognised, is vital keeping in view the growth of the power sector and the interests of the producer and the consumer. An examination of the historical and continuing infirmities and distortions of electricity tariffs in the country.

Drug Price Control

While the finance minister has announced a cut in the number of drugs under the Drug Price Control Order, such a dilution has not been recommended by the report of the government appointed committee on drug pricing.
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