Brief

Kerosene to Solar Swap Policy Brief 1: Kerosene Subsidies in India: The status quo, challenges and the emerging path to reform

This policy brief examines the current system of kerosene subsidies in India, looking at key issues and the impact subsidies have on the distribution of clean, off-grid solar lighting solutions.
By Vibhuti Garg, Shruti Sharma, Richard Bridle, Kieran Clarke on May 24, 2017

This policy brief examines the current system of kerosene subsidies in India, looking at key issues and the impact subsidies have on the distribution of clean, off-grid solar lighting solutions.

The paper is the first in a series of three policy briefs looking at the links between kerosene use and off-grid solar applications for lighting in rural India. By tackling the current barriers to the market, the brief seeks to reform kerosene subsidies and outlines suggestions for policy solutions that could enhance off-grid solar penetration.

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Brief details

Topic
Subsidies
Energy
Region
India
Focus area
Climate
Publisher
IISD
Copyright
IISD, 2017