October, 2016

Anil Kumar Jain Visited Ashoka to give talk on Energy Security Challenges faced by India

‘30 cr people in India do not have access to electricity’ stated Anil Jain, who is Adviser Energy, Climate Change and Overseas Engagements at NITI Aayog, Government of India during his talk at Ashoka university on Tuesday.

A member of the Indian Administrative Service of the Government of India, Mr. Jain holds an honours degree in Economics, an MBA, and a Diploma from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He has published a number of papers and articles on the energy sector, including a book on natural gas policy framework in India (OUP, Oxford), and has also been a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.Guest Session with Anil Jain  (10)

During the course of his lecture, Jain discussed three important challenges in the energy sector in India- low per capita energy consumption, high fossil fuel dependency that has led to problems in our environment and the fact that india is highly dependent on oil imports (40℅of total use). “He backed his assertions with facts and data, which was very enlightening” said Jerin Jose, a current Young India Fellow.
Yamini Agarwal, another fellow of the YIF programme also felt that the talk was extremely insightful, “He seemed to know a lot about the subject, which showed in his confidence. The talk was also very interactive” she said.

Mr. Jain has over three decades of administrative experience at the field and policy formulation levels in various Ministries/Departments in the state and central governments. Between 2003 and 2008, as Director and Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, he was closely involved with policy formulation and implementation on the upstream and downstream development of the gas sector in India, including on exploration, the award of acreages, and the pricing and distribution of natural gas.

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