Fuel Pricing in India

  • Author(s): Anandajit Goswami (ed)
  • Size: 160 mm x 240 mm
  • Pages: 156
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9789386530097
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.325.00 / US $23.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 292.00 / US $20.00

Book Details

Fossil fuel subsidies have been an issue of political contention in developing countries such as India. It is believed that subsidy reduction can enhance economic efficiency and reduce government fiscal deficits. If such a subsidy reduction is complemented by prudent tax collection mechanisms, it can enhance the revenue base. However, there is also a need to target subsidies appropriately as otherwise it can impact on the revenue base of the government.

Fuel Pricing in India gives a narrative on fossil fuel pricing issues, covering coal, oil, gas, and electricity. Value chain analyses of the sectors are given to show how taxes and subsidies flow in between different points of the sector. The macroeconomic modelling narrative of the study is also presented in the book. Based on the findings of each of the chapter, the book presents the possible future policy conclusions in the domain of tax- and subsidy-related reforms in India.

Target Audience

    Researchers and Students

Table of Contents


    Coal Pricing: value Chain analysis by Jonathan Donald Syiemlieh, Swati Michelle D Souza, and Anjali Ramakrishnan
    History: Prior to Deregulation
    Pricing Mechanism: Switch to Gross Calorific Value Pricing
    Price Revisions
    What Coal Consumer Pays and in Turn Receives?
    Value Chain Analysis
    Transportation of Coal
    Problems in the Current Pricing Structure

    Subsidies and Taxes in Electricity Sector by Shyamasis Das
    Performance of the Distribution Sector—Cause of Worry
    Estimation of Subsidy
    Government Support to Fossil Fuel-based Power Generation
    Broad findings
    Concluding remarks

    Pricing in India’s Oil and Gas Sector by Siddharth Singh, Saahil Parekh, and Madhura Joshi
    Historical Background of Pricing of Petroleum Products in India
    Overview of Oil and Gas Sector
    Fiscal Economics of Oil and Gas Sector
    Value Chain of Taxes and Subsidies in Oil and Gas Sector 

    Integrated Macroeconomic Modelling Framework by Anandajit Goswami and Saahil Parekh
    Literature Review

    Macro Model Findings by Anandajit Goswami
    Equity from Normative Perspective
    Inter-temporal Value Chain Analysis of Sectors and CGE Model
    Findings of Sectorally Integrated Quasi-dynamic CGE Model
    Impact of Change in Value-added Tax from Coal Company to State Government during 2008–14
    Impact of Change in Fiscal Subsidies in Oil and Gas on Macroeconomy during 2008–14
    Impact of Change in Electricity Subsidies during 2008–14 on Macroeconomy
    Policy Narratives and Intuitions Related to the Findings

    Conclusion by Anandajit Goswami




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