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Energy Pricing in India: A Study on Taxes and Subsidies

Energy, India

Energy Pricing in India: A Study on Taxes and Subsidies

The Government of India has historically determined the prices of energy products and services in view of socio-economic considerations, such as providing universal energy access at affordable prices, meeting energy demand efficiently, ensuring greater sustainability, and supporting economic growth. Energy subsidies often act as policy tools to meet these objectives but do not always deliver. They therefore require scrutiny as otherwise they could have distortionary impacts on the energy industry and possibly on the economy. Distorted markets provide incorrect market signals, affect the level of competition, and lead to inefficient allocation of resources. This study brings out the efforts of the Government of India to progressively move away from energy subsidies and to rationalise energy pricing with a view to reducing the subsidies and their negative implications.

Full Report 



Title Page



List of Project Figures, Tables and Boxes

Abbreviations, Acronyms and Team Members

Executive Summary

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. History of Pricing and Energy Reforms in India

Chapter 3. Overview of Segments

Chapter 4. Taxes and Subsidies

Chapter 5. Taxes and Subsidies in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector

Chapter 6. Taxes and Subsidies in the Coal Sector

Chapter 7. Conclusions and Recommendations




21 October 2019


Energy, India

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