Energy goes missing from the Union Budget

Surbhi Singhvi | 07 February 2018

The Indian Finance Minister announced budget for the financial year 2018-19 last week. Being this government’s last budget before general elections due in early 2019, the focus was unsurprisingly on populist measures related to agriculture, rural development and health. But we still found it remarkable how little attention was paid to the entire energy sector. Focus is on rural electrification, but funding provision seems inadequate for various ongoing and proposed


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