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Energy Subsidies in India

The GSI’s India country program undertakes research and policy engagement on energy subsidies for fuel consumers, fuel producers and renewable energy.


  • Reduce overall fossil fuel subsidy expenditure
  • Improve the progressive social distribution of subsidy expenditure
  • Increase clean energy access and use, particularly among poorer households

FAQ: India

Introduction India is the world’s second most populous country and the world’s third largest economy—and it continues to grow at a rapid pace. It is also undertaking enormous efforts to provide modern energy products and services to millions of households living in energy poverty. In years to come, it will therefore have to deal with a substantial increase in the demand for energy. How will this demand be met?

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Policy Briefs: India Energy Subsidy Briefing December 2018

Highlights from the December 2018 edition: Draft amendments to the Electricity Act 2003 proposed in September 2018 include provisions to promote renewable energy, improve quality of power supply, impose stronger penalties for violations of Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), and initiate a direct benefit transfer for electricity subsidies to households. Government says it is likely to exceed the renewable energy tar

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