The Ministry of Power has published a Draft National Electricity Policy (NEP) 2021 on 27th April 2021, prepared and recommended by a MoP constituted Expert Committee. The Expert Committee has solicited suggestions and comments on the same. Ashwini Chitnis, an independent researcher and policy analyst, and Manthan Adhyayan Kendra have analysed the draft document and prepared a detailed set of comments with their main focus on hydropower sections, and some environmental issues. These comments submitted to the Committee argue that the proposed Draft National Electricity Policy’s push for hydropower as part of India’s optimal generation mix is lacking both economic and environmental rationale.
Read the Detailed Comments Here