17 May 2007

Economic boom in India...

Is only half the story...

Police stations across the Indian city of Calcutta have been equipped with oxygen devices to enable police to offset the effects of pollution.

The move follows a recent report which said that some 70% of people in the city suffer from respiratory disorders.

The worst offenders are around 50,000 auto rickshaws - half of them unregistered - who use "kantatel".

This is a fuel made out of a deadly concoction of kerosene and petrol.