By Abhijit Sarkar
The author is Vice President, Projects, Indicus Analytics Pvt. Ltd. (A Nielsen Company): email@example.com
Domestic coal production has been falling behind demand. Allowing private merchant miners and removing the ‘electricity’ and ‘non-electricity’ differentiation could serve to strengthen the sector.
With a service sector-led economic growth, the energy intensity of the Indian economy has been on the decline at a pace faster than the rest of the world (figure 1). The decline, according to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, 2015, Energy Statistics has been 1.3 per cent, as against -1 per cent the world over (https://yearbook.enerdata.net/energy-intensity-GDP-by-region.html). Despite this, the overall demand for energy is expected to continue rising in the near future due to several factors, which include: The...