Book Launch: ‘Mapping Power: The Political Economy of Electricity in India’s States’

Book Launch: ‘Mapping Power: The Political Economy of Electricity in India’s States’
Navroz K Dubash, Sunila S Kale, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Narendra Taneja, Suresh Prabhu, Jairam Ramesh, Pramod Deo, D V Ramana, Shantanu Dixit, Aditi Phadnis
Monday, 17 September 2018 Add to Calendar 2018-09-17 11:00:00 2018-09-17 13:30:00 Asia/Kolkata Book Launch: ‘Mapping Power: The Political Economy of Electricity in India’s States’ Mapping Power is edited by Navroz K Dubash, Sunila S Kale, and Ranjit Bharvirkar, and will be published by Oxford University Press. The full launch event will be streamed through Facebook live on CPR's Facebook page. Tea and coffee will be served at 10:30 AM, and the event will be followed by lunch. Please RSVP for the event here.  Agenda 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Registration and Tea/Coffee 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM - Book Launch and Discussion  Shri Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation and former Minister of Power (by video) Shri Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament and former Union Minister Shri Narendra Taneja, National Spokesperson, BJP  Dr Pramod Deo, former Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM - Panel Discussion Prof D V Ramana, Director, Institute of Management Technology - Hyderabad Mr Shantanu Dixit, Group Coordinator, Prayas (Energy Group) Ms Aditi Phadnis, Political Editor, Business Standard   1:30 PM - Lunch A brief description of the book can be accessed here. About the Book Electricity is critical to enabling India’s economic growth and providing a better future for its citizens. In spite of several decades of reform, the Indian electricity sector is unable to provide high-quality and affordable electricity for all, and grapples with the challenge of poor financial and operational performance. To understand why, Mapping Power provides the most comprehensive analysis of the political economy of electricity in India’s states. With chapters on fifteen states by scholars of state politics and electricity, this volume maps the political and economic forces that constrain and shape decisions in electricity distribution. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it concludes that attempts to depoliticise the sector are misplaced and could worsen outcomes. Instead, it suggests that a historically grounded political economy analysis helps understand the past and devise reforms to simultaneously improve sectoral outcomes and generate political rewards. These arguments have implicat... Lecture Room II, Annexe, India International Centre
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Mapping Power is edited by Navroz K Dubash, Sunila S Kale, and Ranjit Bharvirkar, and will be published by Oxford University Press. The full launch event will be streamed through Facebook live on CPR's Facebook page.

Tea and coffee will be served at 10:30 AM, and the event will be followed by lunch. Please RSVP for the event here

Agenda
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Registration and Tea/Coffee
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM - Book Launch and Discussion 

Shri Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation and former Minister of Power (by video)
Shri Jairam RameshMember of Parliament and former Union Minister
Shri Narendra Taneja, National Spokesperson, BJP 
Dr Pramod Deoformer Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM - Panel Discussion

Prof D V RamanaDirector, Institute of Management Technology - Hyderabad
Mr Shantanu DixitGroup Coordinator, Prayas (Energy Group)
Ms Aditi PhadnisPolitical Editor, Business Standard  

1:30 PM - Lunch

A brief description of the book can be accessed here.

About the Book

Electricity is critical to enabling India’s economic growth and providing a better future for its citizens. In spite of several decades of reform, the Indian electricity sector is unable to provide high-quality and affordable electricity for all, and grapples with the challenge of poor financial and operational performance. To understand why, Mapping Power provides the most comprehensive analysis of the political economy of electricity in India’s states. With chapters on fifteen states by scholars of state politics and electricity, this volume maps the political and economic forces that constrain and shape decisions in electricity distribution. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it concludes that attempts to depoliticise the sector are misplaced and could worsen outcomes. Instead, it suggests that a historically grounded political economy analysis helps understand the past and devise reforms to simultaneously improve sectoral outcomes and generate political rewards. These arguments have implications for the challenges facing India’s electricity future, including providing electricity to all, implementing government reform schemes, and successfully managing the rise of renewable energy.