The 2019 general election results would be announced on May 23. It’s already being widely discussed what the next government should prioritise over the coming five years. Along the same lines, the latest report by Brookings India discussed how the country may focus on issues of development and governance.
Sharing views on power sector, the report said that the next government may ensure that India transition itself towards a nation that balances its energy needs with sustainability. The consolidation of different ministeries into a single Ministry of Energy and Environment is one of the solutions by Brookings Indian analysts. All the policy-related decisions would be taken by the Ministry, it added.
The government should maintain distance from the areas of energy production and distribution to revive distribution companies, the report said. There is a need to introduce independent and empowered regulators, it added.
Even as Modi government’s Saubhagya scheme ensured access of electricity to households, new measures need to be taken to improve supply to every household in the country. Read more
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