Defining an integrated energy strategy for India: Ensuring security, sufficiency, and sustainability
India faces an enormous energy challenge, with a large part of the one-billion-plus population without access to modern fuels, overall low income and consumption levels, and the urgency of accelerating economic growth. In the wake of implementation of major economic reforms and a new global order, TERI feels that the time has come for India to reorient its strategy of energy development. The new approach must integrate priorities for all the relevant stakeholders and beneficiaries in meeting the energy demands sustainably. Indeed, it must transcend all boundaries: between ministries, between sectors, between energy forms, and between the rich and the poor. Such an integrated energy strategy can impart a long-term vision for sustainable economic development in India.