Sasmita Patnaik, Shaily Jha, Abhishek Jain
February 2020 | Energy Transitions
Suggested citation: Council on Energy, Environment and Water. 2020. Energy Safety Nets: India Case Study. Vienna: Sustainable Energy for All.
This study is first-of-its-kind research to inform best practices at the intersection of energy policy and social assistance to protect very poor, vulnerable and marginalised people. A part of the the Energy Safety Nets research series, it was undertaken in partnership with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD). Energy Safety Net is an umbrella term for government-led approaches to support very poor and vulnerable people to access essential modern energy services. The approach helps in closing the affordability gap between market prices and what poor customers can pay. The series and the accompanying Guide for Policymakers synthesises lessons from six country case studies from Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Mexico, to offer recommendations for the future design of Energy Safety Nets.
The India case study focuses on four major schemes within the ambit of LPG Programme: Pratyash Hanstantrit Labh (PaHaL) or the Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG Subsidy (DBTL), ‘Give it Up’ Campaign, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), and Unified Guidelines for Selection of LPG distributorships.
Integration and linking across existing social assistance schemes for improving access to LPG
Source: Author’s analysis