a. For suggesting that petrol bunks can be closed at 8PM or so to reduce consumption [obviously, he was misunderstood or so he said after the media exactly understood what he meant.]
b. For writing
c. For also writing to CM's to suggest that one day a week, people travel by buses.
A few more things are happening... moily and his oily ministerial secretaries and their deputy underlings are looking at more oil opportunities - oily deals if you like. They are currently in advanced negotiations with Ramirez [Venezuela Minister] for getting an agreement signed for OIL / ONGC [OVL] to get oil fields et al.
Apparently, should get done in a few weeks or so they say. Off to Caracas in a few weeks, Moily, to sign more oily deals on butter paper.
as an aside - a few suggested Iran oil too - well, we are trying it. But a lot of logistical difficulties remain.
a. Antagonise US. [dont do it excessively]
b. Insurance for ships becomes a huge problem [Iran suddenly stops the shop from leaving their port]
c. Iran takes money in rupees upto an extent (30%, if I am not mistaken) . A bilateral deal -good for India. Doesnt need to dip into forex reserves and is a win-win for both countries. but pt a & b together complicates things to a great extent.
I track Venezuela and whether Nicolas Maduro will survive in office till next yr mid as part of GJP
Update: By happenstance. Yay, with the Iran deal done, it will be a lot more friendly regime. Next 6 months should either break or build. Time should tell.
I also realize that India has a deal with Iran in such a way that it can use Euros for payment of the rest... not necessarily USD. Interesting, that!