Elect a corruption-free regime

The stories don't go away - corruption is rampant in every sub-sector of the energy economy. Coal blocks are being rapidly allocated - as opposed to being competitively bid - to reap the maximum advantage from the informal margin that has been established on it. Environmental clearances for projects are being 'sold' with complete disregard to the long-term damage to ecosystem stability. Rich, dense forests are being compromised in the name of development. Petroleum product pricing cannot be rationalised despite the evidence that subsidies are not reaching the poor, because of the handful of politically well-connected people who own the dealerships/distributorships and are the main beneficiaries of the economic leakages that ensue.

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