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Need for reviewing NELP policies
Experts have suggested that there is a need for reviewing the NELP (National Exploration Licensing Policy) to accommodate signals being sent to the energy market on pricing and regulatory aspects.
 
Oil & Gas
 
Dash for Gas: Opportunities & Challenges
January 2012
Fifty years after the first LNG tanker sailed from Mississippi to UK in 1959 natural gas has finally matured into a global commodity. Gas is no longer limited to being a regional resource or a continental resource.
 
Energy subsidies wipe out over Rs 2 lakh crore of India’s GDP, unsustainable: Experts
15 December 2011
Experts have unanimously cautioned the Government that the current levels of subsidy in the energy sector, which wipes out more than Rs 2,00,000 crores of India’s GDP, is not at all sustainable.
 
Renewable Energy
 
Funding solar projects needs Govt. push: Experts
18 January 2012
According to experts, captive power generation offers immense potential for converting into solar based power consumer. However, this change requires a mandatory push from the government through regulations or incentives.
 
Small Hydro: Too Small for a National Mission?
28 November 2011
As India braces itself for an over-ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, it also has to deliberate the prospects of developing other renewable energy resources. Of all the non-conventional renewable energy sources, small hydro represents the highest density resource.
 
Water
 
BLUE REVOLUTION: Charting South Asia’s Water Future
September, 2011
Water is a scarce natural resource with multifaceted uses cutting across class, economic and political boundaries. Evaluating and recognizing the importance of water in different spheres of life is where the trouble begins.
 
Water Security in South Asia: Issues and Policy Recommendations
09 February 2011
This brief is largely based on several discussions organised at Observer Research Foundation over a period of time. These discussions were enriched by the presence of some of the well-known experts on water issues in the country.
 
Climate Change
 
The Globalisation and Climate Change Paradox: Implications for South Asian Security
July 11, 2011
The interpretation of security through the prism of Westphalia1 for the past three centuries now stands under scrutiny. Traditional state-centric security narratives are giving way to a more complex discussion on security.
 
Sustainable development and climate change-Sunjoy Joshi and Marlies Linke.
05 January 2011
In this book, the authors explore the persistent dissonances in the climate debate with the aim of identifying the harmonies that can help the world compose a common sympathy that accounts for the concerns, expectations and aspirations of all stakeholders.
 
Coal
 
End monopoly in Coal sector by introducing competition, say experts
24 February 2010
India is the third largest coal producer and the coal industry one of the oldest sectors of commercial involvement
 
 
 
 
 



  

  

  

 
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Energy/Coal/Power
 
Ramping up Coal Production: Planning Experience
17 February 2015
Saumitra Chaudhuri, (Former Member, Planning Commission)

Transcript of comments made at the round table 'Ramping Up Coal Production: Policy Pathways' organized by the Observer Research Foundation on 18 February 2015 at New Delhi

 
Is the budget the only hope for coal & power sector?
17 February 2015
Ashish Gupta,

The General Budget will be presented in the last week of February, 2015 and the industry is coming out with its wish list and coal & power sector is no exception.

 
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International
Ease of doing business and Arbitration Amendment Bill
09 February 2015
Harinder Deep Singh Bains

India's ranking in the World Bank's ease of doing business index is 134. Ease of doing business has ease of settling commercial disputes at its centre.

 
World War II: Time to mark India's contributions
06 February 2015
C. Raja Mohan

If the world rapidly forgot about the Indian role in the Second World War, independent India did a lot worse. Its political leaders trivialised the war by dismissing it a colonial enterprise.

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National
Modi's cricket diplomacy: Renewing political contact with Pakistan
13 February 2015
C. Raja Mohan

Cricket has always come in handy for India and Pakistan leaders to break political ice at difficult moments.

 
Vote, both negative and positive
12 February 2015
Arushi Gupta

Unlike the BJP, the focus of the AAP's campaign was not on lofty slogans, such as making a Delhi a 'smart city',

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China
Swaraj's Beijing visit creates right atmosphere for Modi's visit
13 February 2015
K.V. Kesavan & Vindu Mai Chotani

After Sushma Swaraj's successful visit to Beijing, which managed to create a certain degree of 'warmth' in China's attitude towards India,

 
Is China practising new form of imperialism in Africa?
10 February 2015
Geethanjali Nataraj and Richa Sekhani

Many see China to be practicing a new form of imperialism in Africa as it imports primary goods from Africa and exports manufacturing goods to Africa,

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Economy
Breaking down hurdles to e-commerce
16 February 2015
Vivan Sharan

As India's online footprint has increased, so has the role of e-commerce. The industry is expected to cross $6 billion in revenues by 2015,

 
Puzzling new GDP data and growing inequality
11 February 2015
Jayshree Sengupta

India's new GDP data speaks of robust growth (6.9%) rather than of policy paralysis and industrial decline in 2013-14.

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