With GST Almost Live, What is Next for Modi?

By Shefali Dhar — Significant items on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s legislative agenda — such as the Coal Mines (Special Provision) Bill, and the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, have been passed by India’s Parliament despite the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP)…

Update on India’s States: May 10, 2017

The AIIB makes its first investment in India; Jharkhand makes it free to register property in a woman’s name; state power ministers support pooling of all types of power generation; the Madhya Pradesh fiscal year will start January 1; and…

President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” Forum

By Christopher K. Johnson, Matthew P. Goodman, & Jonathan E. Hillman — Background China’s biggest diplomatic event of the year is on May 14–15, when President Xi Jinping will welcome leaders from 28 countries and delegates from 110 countries at…

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…

Update on India’s States: April 26, 2017

States can now borrow ODA directly from lenders for infrastructure projects; Haryana will cut power to areas with high rates of non-payment and exempts solar equipment from tax; Delhi ranks first in internet readiness; Rajasthan experiments with private power distribution;…

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…