Wednesday, September 7, 2005
The Indian Planning Commission's proposal in India to raise use of biofuels from 5% to 20% by 2012 is running into roadblocks with the Rural Development ministry. One key is whether there will be competition with food crops for land. The proposal involves growing a drought-resistant plant, Jathropa, on 11 million hectares of "wasteland." News & Media (WBCSD).