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Ashwini K Swain is the Director of Centre for Energy, Environment & Resources (CEER), New Delhi. Earlier, he has worked for CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition, Agence Françaisede Développement, BBC Media Action, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of York. His current research looks into electricity policy and governance, and agricultural resource use in India. His other work includes examining the interface between energy service needs and climate mitigation goals, and emerging energy-climate governance architecture in India. In the past, he has studied the policy process, regulation, and governance in the Indian electricity sector. He also works on political economy of regulation and the rise of the ‘regulatory state’ in India, with a focus on infrastructure. Dr Swain holds a Ph.D. in Politics from University of York and M.Phil. and M.A. degrees in Political Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Posts by Ashwini Kumar Swain
While agriculture in India has achieved grain self-sufficiency, it has become cereal-centric, regionally-biased and resource-intensive. In this article, Swain, Price and Sharma discuss the rising res...
The policy debate on low-carbon energy often tends to focus solely on setting targets. This column argues that the State’s capacity to meet targets and the strategies followed to build the required ...
- Ashwini Kumar Swain
- 06 September, 2013
The agricultural sector is the largest contributor of Greenhouse Gases in India. Yet, it has not received due importance in India’s climate change mitigation strategy. This column says that India m...