Why cancelling the LPG subsidy is a poor option
With 800,000 dying from indoor air pollution every year, it is vital for India to continue to focus on the best solutions.
How to improve agricultural productivity
Small and marginal farmers in Rajasthan suffer from water scarcity together with poor quality seeds. Research shows that policies tackling both these issues would have the greatest impact for each rupee spent.
Environment and Climate Change
Water Resource Management
Solutions for water scarcity in Rajasthan are examined by Dr Dinesh Kumar, Executive Director of the Institute for Resource Analysis and Policy (IRAP), Hyderabad. Dr Kumar analyses two policies: one is expanding irrigation sprinkler systems and appropriate crop selection; the other is renovating Khadins, traditional water harvesting systems.
Indoor Air Pollution
In his paper, Bjorn Larsen, consultant and economist, examines three of the most important options for tackling indoor air pollution: promoting improved cookstoves, free provision of LPG connection to poor households, and increased subsidies of LPG fuel.
Outdoor Air Pollution
Written by Souvik Bhattacharjya, Fellow, Centre for Resource Efficiency and Governance, The Energy & Resources Institute, New Delhi this paper examines 2 key interventions to reduce outdoor air pollution in Rajasthan: (1) Vertical shaft brick kiln technology to reduce air pollution, and (2) Zig-zag brick kiln technology to reduce air pollution.
Sector Expert Consultation
Rajasthan Priorities hosted a sector expert consultation on “Environment and Climate Change” on September 20th, 2017 in Jaipur. Experts working in the field from the government academia, civil society and various development partners joined the consultation. The experts were briefed about the project and methodology along with a brief update on the work of the Copenhagen Consensus Center.
Ranking Solutions in Terms of Social Value for Money
Learn how the interventions to improve the environment and combat climate change in Rajasthan compare to policy options across other social sectors in terms of social, economic and environmental benefits per rupee spent.