Camels replace tractors in Rajastan

May 23, 2008 1 comment ,

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Camels are often called ‘ships of the desert’, because they can easily withstand tough conditions to travel through desert country. However they are gradually being replaced by motor vehicles, which can cover the long distances much faster.

Until recently, that is. The rising cost of tractor fuel means that once again the camel is economically viable as a means of transport. This article from the FT explains how in Rajastan camels are making a comeback (free to view but registration may be required).

Could this trend mean good news for the dying trade of the sahara camel train as well? Via Treehugger

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Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.
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