Reforming Kerosene Subsidies in India: Towards Better Alternatives (IISD/Council on Energy, Environment and Water)

This study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) assesses options for the reform of the kerosene subsidy system in India. Using household survey data, it analyzes current kerosene consumption patterns and the performance of the current subsidy system against its objective of providing affordable cooking and lighting services, before assessing the viability of several proposed reform measures.