Cyberattacks Threaten India’s Economic Growth

By Matt Weis —  From April 29-30, India hosted its first major cybersecurity exercise, titled Cyberex, reflecting growing concerns over the country’s cybersecurity. These concerns are well founded. Potential economic losses from cyberattacks in the Asia-Pacific region reached $1.745 trillion,…

Update on India’s States: May 15, 2019

Meghalaya faces a severe power crisis; Kerala announces new plan to ensure power supply through two sources for all rural and urban areas in the state; a one-gigawatt tender in Gujarat fails to attract developers despite four deadline extensions; Rajasthan…

Update on India’s States: May 8, 2019

Karnataka announces it will stop building solar projects in the state for the time being; Bihar penalizes state power company for failing to meet its renewable purchase obligations for 2018-2019; Gujarat announces implementation of its new law allowing shops in…

Key Reform for India: Deregulating Fertilizer Subsidies

By Afeena Ashfaque — Status: Incomplete – The Modi government announced in 2015 that it would continue the current fertilizer subsidy policy for another four years, demonstrating a lack of intent in tackling this reform Difficulty: High – With India’s farming community serving as an important…

Update on India’s States: May 1, 2019

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana overturns Punjab’s State Sand and Gravel Mining Policy, 2018; Gujarat leaves power tariff rates unchanged for 2019-2020; Bihar increases diesel subsidies for farmers after the center’s solar irrigation pump scheme faces delays; the…

Update on India’s States: April 24, 2019

Haryana to shut down 378 companies due to their pollution activities in contaminating the river Yamuna; state power discoms still owe nearly half of overdue payments despite implementation of UDAY scheme; Delhi Metro’s violet line runs on solar power; Adani…

The Pricing of Kerosene in India

By Raymond E. Vickery, Jr. —  Status: Incomplete – While the Modi government declared its intention to gradually reduce the subsidies on kerosene, market-friendly reforms have continued to elude the government as government controls and subsidies on kerosene remain in place. Difficulty: High…

Update on India’s States: April 17, 2019

Center convenes meeting of state government officials from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh regarding pending issues over the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh; The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission approves a new power purchase agreement for Adani Power to take increasing cost of…