Update on India’s States: January 2, 2020

Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh top SDG India Index 2019; Andhra Pradesh considers decentralization of state capital; Delhi passes new electric vehicle policy; Karnataka allows shops to be open 24×7; Maharashtra discom opposes net metering for rooftop solar due…

Deregulate India’s Natural Gas Pricing

By Raymond E. Vickery, Jr —  Status: Incomplete — Acquisition price for domestically-produced gas largely set by government through a formula using prices in several developed markets. Pricing of gas from new, deepwater, and high pressure/high temperature wells liberalized but…

Amend or Replace India’s Land Acquisition Act 2013

By Aman Thakker —  Status: Not Started — The Fair Compensation in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement Act, 2013 requires that states obtain approval from at least 80 percent of residents before buying land; making it difficult to find plots for…

Update on India’s States: December 24, 2019

Jharkhand election results show JMM-Congress has unseated BJP; AIIB loaning $210 million for irrigation & solar projects in West Bengal & Rajasthan; Modi government climbs down from plan to adopt a National Register for Citizens; ADB signs $490 million loan…

Update on India’s States: December 18, 2019

Protests erupt over the Citizenship Amendment Act; Andhra Pradesh enables state to levy new taxes; Karnataka issues order recognizing third-party solar rooftop investments; Karnataka releases draft education policy for migrant children; Rajasthan raises fees on solar power; Oil production in…

India’s Smart Metering Breakthrough Index

By Richard Rossow & Thomas Lutken —  This Issue: Uttar Pradesh leads our smart metering breakthrough index with the strongest commitment to implementing smart metering at a large scale. Uttar Pradesh has also demonstrated a solid foundation of consumer engagement…

A Fragile and Costly U.S.-China Trade Peace

By Scott Kennedy — News broke late on Thursday that the United States and China have reached a “phase one” deal that would mark the beginning of the end to their long and bitter trade war. Pardon me if I…

Update on India’s States: December 11, 2019

The Lok Sabha passes controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill; Gujarat allowing small renewable plants to sell to discoms; Manipur to be brought under Inner Line Permit regime; Karnataka gives preference to Kannadigas in private sector jobs; Tamil Nadu announces local body…