May 15, 2011Dr Hari Krishna Upadhyaya
Dear Hari Krishna jee
Thanks a lot for pointing out an “error of commission.” I have quoted the number for Saudi Arabia from the following source:
According to which GDP of Saudi Arabia is $ 309 billion; not trillion as has been erroneously printed.
However, this still doesn’t disprove my contention.
PS: I appreciate your pointing out this oversight. I will request the editorial team of NT to rectify it.
With best regards,
Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA
Senior Water Resource Analyst
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Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2011 22:47
Subject: RE: Hydrocratic dreams
Dear Ratna Sansar-ji,
I just had a quick reading of your article. As usual, I found your argument on the subject logical and forceful. Just a factual error, though. Saudi Arabia's GDP is only about US$ 376 billion, not $309 trillion as quoted in your article. In fact, there are only about 15 countries in the world with GDP of more than a trillion dollar. The GDP of China, the second largest economy in the world, is only about US$ 5 trillion.
Subject: FW: Hydrocratic dreams
Date: Sat, 14 May 2011 07:25:53 +0545
Using hydro-dollars to mitigate our trade deficit is a mirage