This report presents a broad overview of the coal sector, highlights key challenges and provides suggestions on overcoming them. It calls for an independent regulator to look after planning and execution, transparency mechanisms alongwith the compliance to environmental norms.

This review by Prayas Energy Group focuses on the technical, social, economic, institutional, and policy aspects of DRE micro-grids in India. Finds that while decentralised renewable energy (DRE) micro-grids have significant potential in remote area, the high incidence of project and system failures suggests that there are several unresolved technical, socio-economic and institutional factors that fundamentally impact its long-term sustainability.