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Contours of crisis consumption
May 12, 2020

Contours of crisis consumption

Internet usage across the world and networks has risen up to 80%. Will the internet be able to handle the growing pressures, growing traffic and expe

Household Consumption Expenditure Survey: Irrational challenges
Apr 17, 2024

Household Consumption Expenditure Survey: Irrational challenges

The changes brought to the Consumption Expenditure Survey have raised concerns over comparability with previous rounds of surveys

Indian Consumption Expenditure Survey: Focusing beyond the trends
Mar 29, 2024

Indian Consumption Expenditure Survey: Focusing beyond the trends

By studying India’s consumption patterns over time, effective policies can be undertaken to boost India’s economic growth

Natural Gas Consumption in India: The Tale of Two Sectors
Jun 16, 2022

Natural Gas Consumption in India: The Tale of Two Sectors

Natural gas consumption in India has fallen due to reduction in domestic gas availability.

OECD countries need to adopt Sustainable Consumption Goals (SCGs)
Sep 20, 2023

OECD countries need to adopt Sustainable Consumption Goals (SCGs)

SDGs are not enough for global sustainability. OECD countries need to adopt Sustainable Consumption Goals (SCGs).

Rising meat consumption, climate change and pandemics: Untangling the multilevel connections
Jun 23, 2020

Rising meat consumption, climate change and pandemics: Untangling the multilevel connections

One of the less debated causes of growing greenhouse gases is the increasing global meat consumption.

Sustainable consumption: A big gap between consumer attitude and intent?
Apr 02, 2021

Sustainable consumption: A big gap between consumer attitude and intent?

Improving the way food is produced — and also consumed — will go a long way towards addressing global warming.

The false debate on India's energy consumption
Nov 10, 2015

The false debate on India's energy consumption

Despite having among the largest coal reserves in the world, India lags far behind in consumption. The average Indian's coal consumption is around 20% that of the US citizen, and 34% of the average OECD citizen.

A budget ‘like never before’?
Feb 01, 2021

A budget ‘like never before’?

It is for time to tell whether the suggested reforms will lead India to play a prominent role in the post-pandemic economic recovery.

A tale of four manifestos in the battle over Bengal: The development dimension
Apr 05, 2021

A tale of four manifestos in the battle over Bengal: The development dimension

One thing is pretty sure from the manifestos. Political parties are more interested in showing the carrots that are readily saleable to their electora

Air-conditioner use in India: The cause of or the solution to a warmer world?
Jun 08, 2023

Air-conditioner use in India: The cause of or the solution to a warmer world?

Will the increase in energy consumption of the poor masses for cooling and other energy services help them adapt to a warmer world or contribute to a

As India rebuilds its economy, it is time to make it circular and sustainable
May 28, 2020

As India rebuilds its economy, it is time to make it circular and sustainable

Circular economic model of growth offers India the roadmap for making ecological and economic welfare complement and sustain each other.

Beyond Poverty Alleviation: Envisioning Inclusive Growth in the BRICS Countries
May 26, 2023

Beyond Poverty Alleviation: Envisioning Inclusive Growth in the BRICS Countries

This paper presents a status report of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) on two crucial development parameters—inequality and poverty—that have a significant bearing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs; especially SDG-1 and SDG-10). The paper tracks the origins and movements of absolute and relative poverty, and income and wealth inequality in the BRICS economies over time, highlights the associated cha

Challenged by ‘populism’, Trudeau scores a win
Oct 24, 2019

Challenged by ‘populism’, Trudeau scores a win

Trudeau and his Liberal Party raised hopes by pursuing progressive social, economic policies such as legalising the consumption of marijuana for recre

Changing consumer behaviour in post-COVID scenario
Jul 22, 2021

Changing consumer behaviour in post-COVID scenario

The next big question in modelling consumer behaviour is: Will habits formed during the crises continue, or will people return to their old routines o

China and India postpone peak coal
Oct 15, 2021

China and India postpone peak coal

Coal consumption sees a resurgence as countries attempt to balance between increasing demands for energy and slow supply of renewables. A new challeng

China’s quest to secure its ‘Rice Bowl’: Challenges to its food security
Feb 08, 2022

China’s quest to secure its ‘Rice Bowl’: Challenges to its food security

Can Xi continue to promise food security despite increased consumption, aging rural population, rapid urbanisation, and climate changes?

Circa 2018: Digital dragon and lessons for Digital India
Jan 06, 2018

Circa 2018: Digital dragon and lessons for Digital India

To ride the next wave of innovation, India needs its own strategy. Its agenda for 2018 should be to leverage the hundreds of millions it brought onlin

Clear picture of negative crude oil price
Apr 28, 2020

Clear picture of negative crude oil price

Even today, renewable energy sources definitely cannot replace fossil fuel that is getting scarce over time. Given this theoretical underpinning, why do we have a negative price for crude oil?

Climate change may kill data sovereignty
Jan 16, 2024

Climate change may kill data sovereignty

Climate change is impacting data centres that are vital for a country's digital development. It is critical, therefore, for data centre strategies to

Collective action against plastic pollution: A global priority agenda
Jun 05, 2023

Collective action against plastic pollution: A global priority agenda

This year’s World Environment Day is aiming to steer individuals, corporations, and governments towards the shared vision of reducing plastic produc

Competition Law in the Digital Space: A Study of Exclusionary Conduct by Tech Conglomerates
Aug 14, 2023

Competition Law in the Digital Space: A Study of Exclusionary Conduct by Tech Conglomerates

The last few decades have witnessed a rise in the use and accumulation of data, often called ‘the oil of the 21st century’. Meanwhile, existing laws and regulations are inadequate in dealing with these changing data consumption patterns; this is true for India. Wrongdoings by tech companies can often go unpunished, including predatory pricing, abuse of dominance, and exclusionary conduct. This brief discusses India’s antitrust laws and regu

Decentralisation of energy supply in India: Energy in sachets
Mar 15, 2024

Decentralisation of energy supply in India: Energy in sachets

India’s key energy problem is the inadequate effective demand for energy, especially from poor rural households in India and an underdeveloped marke

Demonetisation: The Chinese example
Dec 12, 2016

Demonetisation: The Chinese example

Now in the fourth phase, China is rebalancing by emphasising consumption and promoting an innovation-based economy. This is a forty year timespan, not the half-decade process under Mao.

Discom reforms in India: Why the inefficiency narrative is inadequate
Oct 09, 2021

Discom reforms in India: Why the inefficiency narrative is inadequate

Despite substantial policy changes, the discom sector has not improved. Could this be chalked up to inefficiency or should political interventions be

Downturn demystified: Decoding the slowdown in the Indian economy
Sep 04, 2019

Downturn demystified: Decoding the slowdown in the Indian economy

Even though the government seems to be addressing concerns ailing the economy, the slowdown seems to be deeper than what the numbers suggest.

Drastic reforms needed to bridge inequality
Apr 08, 2019

Drastic reforms needed to bridge inequality

The problems India is facing are hard to solve in the short term and only incremental changes can be undertaken in the five-year term of any government at the Centre. As per an Oxfam survey, India is a highly unequal country on all counts. There are inequalities in wealth, income and consumption as well as structural inequalities of opportunity, region and social groups.

Economic Survey 2021-22: New data through new tools for new policymaking
Jan 31, 2022

Economic Survey 2021-22: New data through new tools for new policymaking

This year’s survey encompasses the massive changes that the country has had to go through over the decades in the long term as well as through the p

Energy News Monitor I Volume XX, Issue 25
Feb 12, 2024

Energy News Monitor I Volume XX, Issue 25

Distributed production and consumption of RE by households and industries, primarily using solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, is projected as a potential driver of RE generation and consumption but challenges remain

Energy News Monitor | Volume XV; Issue 47
May 04, 2019

Energy News Monitor | Volume XV; Issue 47

The week’s updates from the energy sector.

Energy News Monitor | Volume XVI; Issue 17
Oct 07, 2019

Energy News Monitor | Volume XVI; Issue 17

Petroleum consumption for the year was recorded the lowest in August.

Flight of foreign portfolio investments: Perilous to government plans
Sep 10, 2019

Flight of foreign portfolio investments: Perilous to government plans

Despite recent waivers, continuing the withdrawal of FPIs from the Indian economy highlights the perils of an uninsulated capital market in India.

Forecasts for oil demand growth in India: Hope or reality?
Mar 16, 2024

Forecasts for oil demand growth in India: Hope or reality?

Trends in consumption growth in the last two decades suggest that IEA’s expectation of a decline in demand for petrol in India on account of growth

Fostering market demand for green industries
Jun 09, 2021

Fostering market demand for green industries

It is important to not only bridge the demand gap for an optimal transition to green growth, but also create appropriate legal frameworks to actualise

Gender neutral ways of ensuring universal electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa
Jun 11, 2019

Gender neutral ways of ensuring universal electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa

Incorporating gender focus in electrification programmes is important as women and men have different energy needs.

Green lighting growth
Jun 09, 2023

Green lighting growth

Dialling down the tax and public debt-driven, active industrial policy model could greenlight private demand-led consumption and private investment-le

Grim reality: India's informal labour force
Oct 06, 2020

Grim reality: India's informal labour force

The country has been grappling with low consumption demand for quite some time and the loss of livelihoods for the migrant workers would undoubtedly aggravate the problem

Growth in coal production in India: Inching towards peak coal?
Mar 30, 2024

Growth in coal production in India: Inching towards peak coal?

The global shift in coal consumption towards Asia, led by China and India, signifies a looming peak in coal demand by the early 2030s.

Household LPG access in India: An Update
Sep 21, 2022

Household LPG access in India: An Update

Nearly half of Indian households still use biomass for cooking. A credible transition to LPG or equivalent cooking fuels will come only when household

India as a gas-based economy: Six years to go
Apr 09, 2024

India as a gas-based economy: Six years to go

The share of natural gas in India’s primary energy basket remains marginal, thus the probability of India becoming a gas-based economy by 2030 is lo

India not ready for RCEP
Dec 28, 2020

India not ready for RCEP

Indian growth over the last three decades has been largely consumption driven, but consumption has been hit by lockdown.

India's 2022: Capacity utilisation and economic revival
Dec 29, 2021

India's 2022: Capacity utilisation and economic revival

With the looming third wave, the Indian government would have to revive consumption demand and control inflation simultaneously.