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special report: energy/commodities

Local newspapers reported that the government of the Indian province of Chhattisgarh claimed recently to have set a 'new world record' by planting at least three million Jatropha and Karanj saplings trees in 'only 11 hours', all with the avowed intent of 'creating a revolution for biofuel awareness'.

To achieve such a feat of collectivist heroism, 'thousands of volunteers', comprised of the National Cadre Corps, schoolchildren, village representatives, teachers, and officials, seemingly parti