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    DBTL Performance Evaluation: Insights from the world's largest subsidy benefit transfer scheme

    DBTL Performance Evaluation: Insights from the world's largest subsidy benefit transfer scheme

    This report evaluates the modified DBTL scheme, Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG, recognized as the world’s largest benefit transfer scheme. The evaluation reports on the the efficacy of the scheme against its stated objectives and its implementation process, as well as the experiences of key stakeholders with the scheme’s implementation and impact. Read More
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    Providing Clean Cooking Fuel in India: Challenges and Solutions

    Providing Clean Cooking Fuel in India: Challenges and Solutions

    This report explores the issues and challenges of clean cooking in urban India through a case study of the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation in Uttar Pradesh. The report analyses results from a survey of 250 households in Ghaziabad district which yielded statistics and insights on clean cooking coverage and accessibility, energy usage and prices and how gender is an important determinant of cleaner cooking fuels. Read More
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    Reforming Kerosene Subsidies in India: Towards better alternatives

    Reforming Kerosene Subsidies in India: Towards better alternatives

    This study aims to address the key question of how to best rationalize the kerosene subsidy to improve the government effectiveness as well as provide the maximum benefit to the households spending on the fuel. The report finds that subsidizing kerosene essentially fails to meet the objective of providing affordable cooking and lighting service to households.   Read More