Policy approaches for a kerosene to solar subsidy swap in India

Switching subsides from kerosene to off-grid solar would benefit the millions of Indian households that suffer frequent blackouts or that cannot afford grid electricity. A range of off-grid solar products is now cheaper than kerosene over the lifespan of the technology. Surveys also indicate that people strongly prefer off-grid solar compared to kerosene, even if this means a reduction in the kerosene subsidy. This report shares a plan for India to swap kerosene subsidies for solar subsidies through a six-step implementation plan with the end goal of an India where there is clean and reliable power for all.

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