Tag: Direct Benefit Transfer in Electricity (DBTE)
Gauging the readiness of Indian states to adopt DBT in electricity
Inefficient food grain procurement policies, politically driven high cross-subsidy burden, and unregulated power supply for agriculture are harrowing implications of the food-water-energy nexus in India. This policy brief assesses the readiness of Indian states and deep dives into several state-level policies and last-mile infrastructural considerations to adopt DBTE.
Optimizing groundwater usage through DBT in electricity: Lessons from Punjab-Part I
This note discusses how free power to the agriculture sector has led to the overexploitation of groundwater in India. It highlights the case of Punjab, where the government launched Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao (Save water, earn money), an innovative pilot program for Direct Benefit Transfer in Electricity (DBTE), to address the rapidly declining water tables in the state.