Environment

Update on India’s States: August 2, 2017

Nitish Kumar stuns Bihar; UDAY cuts power losses; Madhya Pradesh collaborates with MIT on police reform; Jharkhand introduces kindergarten state-wide; and more. Center–State relations The central program to cut distribution company debt, the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), helped all…

Update on India’s States: July 26, 2017

Andhra Pradesh creates a drinking water supply corporation; Gujarat tops investment potential rankings once again; Tamil Nadu doubles legislator salaries; calm restored in Nagaland and Tripura; and more. Center–State relations The central government will work with Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu,…

Update on India’s States: May 3, 2017

Andhra Pradesh stops development of coal-fired power plants; Tamil Nadu to connect 12,000 villages to the internet; Gujarat caps private school fees; Haryana goes “kerosene free”; Walmart expands in Telangana; and more. Center-State relations Although the Real Estate (Regulation and…

India: Energy & Geopolitics

India, the world’s second most populous country, has a challenging energy agenda. It faces a growing oil and gas import bill, has an ambitious 2022 renewable energy target, and is undergoing major power distribution and coal reform to meet electricity…