Best of BS Opinion: Energy policy preparedness, GST rationalisation & more
Business Standard|October 14, 2021
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The crisis of coal supply for the power sector has highlighted a broader issue that the government needs to address in the longer term as India prepares for a transition to clean energy to meet climate change commitments. This would require it to consider a comprehensive plan for energy policy preparedness, both to secure the supply of fossil fuel and the materials needed to push renewable energy – as well as moving forward with the tough policy of streamlining energy pricing policies, says the top edit. Read it here


In other views:

V S Krishnan explains why a revision in slab rates of the Goods and Services Tax, if cleverly crafted, could be a game-changer for manufacturing. Read it here

My column says the Karnataka health minister’s views on “modern” women’s reluctance to bear children misunderstands social realities. Read it here

The second edit points out that the creation of an industry forum, the Indian Space Agency, opens up opportunities in aerospace and related areas. Read it here
QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Absolutely baseless! There is no shortage of anything”

Nirmala Sitharaman at the Harvard Kennedy School on the coal shortage for power plants

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First Published: Thu, October 14 2021. 06:30 IST
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