This study discusses what it means to be a gas-based economy in the Indian context. It presents insights on gas penetration across sectors, requirements for gas infrastructure and investment, employment opportunities, implications on import bills, and emission reduction in each scenario.

India is making significant strides towards meeting climate commitments and is on course to surpass its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets before 2030, said an independent study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).

India’s current per capita electricity consumption is less than a quarter of the world average but is expected to grow significantly in the future. Shared socio-economic pathways (SSPs) are narratives visualising alternative futures of the world.