Sunday, November 06, 2011

Not subsidizing petrol is good

Because government should
  • not subsidize 3% (rich) population's leisurely drives
  • better spend that money in building public transport
  • build better healthcare facility
  • bring down fiscal deficit
  • provide money out to poor via NREGA
  • pass food security bill and provide out food security
  • take steps to reduce pollution by making driving more expensive and public transport more effective
  • dissuade people from driving cars to de-congest city roads
  • encourage car pooling and this is one way of doing it
  • encourage innovation of alternate fuels in the country and prohibitive costs of petrol is a good way of doing that