Prayas (Energy Group) was invited to be part of the committee on Just Transition in the coal sector set up by NITI Aayog. This committee was formed as part of an India-US strategic partnership, under the Sustainable Growth pillar and aimed to:
- develop actionable policy brief for India for the coal sector that includes design and testing of policy frameworks that would offer economic opportunities from clean energy value chains to communities negatively impacted by the declining use of coal.
- carry out detailed analysis of stranded coal assets and human-centric approach to energy transition in India including assessment of current projects in the pipeline, role of coal in deep decarbonization scenarios, health impacts of coal transitions.
- explore regional collaboration and strategies, including, subnational engagements between coal rich US and Indian states can help in sharing best practices on how the states are dealing with decreasing dependence on coal.
PEG provided significant inputs to the committee and contributed to the final report. The report based on detailed deliberations of the committee can also be accessed on the NITI Aayog website. The committee details and final report are also accessible from this page.