Context and Objectives of the Study

  • Rita Pandey
  • Sanjay Bali
  • Nandita Mongia
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India is one among the fastest growing economies in the world. This growth is dependent on energy, so maintaining this growth trajectory would require the country to ensure its energy security. This is important for India not only to support its economic growth but also to achieve its objectives of poverty eradication and inclusive development.

The Indian government is aware of the magnitude and importance of the challenges involved, at the same time realizes its responsibility and voluntary commitment to combating climate change. It is being increasingly recognized that going forward the country needs to diversify its primary energy sources and attempt to explore cleaner and renewable sources of and solutions for energy.1The arguments are the need to ensure energy security by reducing dependence on fuel imports, securing development dividends through poverty linkages, GHG emissions and the risk of climate change, and health benefits of cleaner and renewable energy and...


Energy Efficiency Carbon Capture Clean Energy Energy Security Clean Energy Technology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP)New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.New DelhiIndia
  3. 3.DwarkaIndia

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