This page presents an initial draft of the country profile on India from the Off-Grid Lighting Assessment, a collaborative effort of the UNEP en.lighten initiative and the Lumina Project. This is one of 80 country profiles that estimate the savings potential and benefits of switching from fuel-based lighting to solar LED lanterns. For more information, please see the Overview and the assessment Methodology page. A list of all the countries profiled is provided on the Country Reports page. 

We are inviting LuminaNET members to review these initial draft reports, and post feedback under each relevant country profile including corrections, updated data, and impressions about the draft results. When posting comments or suggestions, please include supporting documentation (reports, spreadsheets, links, etc.) wherever possible. General comments on the project should be added to the Overview page and any technical comments about the model should be added to the Methodology page.

A PDF copy of the report shown below is also available by clicking here: OGL_IND_v1.pdf. Thank you for your help and input to this review.

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This article says that 38% of kerosene ends up in black market (for which a far higher price is paid than the official subsidized one).

Another reason to use full prices as a baseline, as we have no way of knowing the full diversion rate in every country with subsidies and/or rationing.

Who knows what will happen to these cost metrics now that the currency is in danger of collapsing?

Thanks for the comment.  I think each of the profiles should include the exchange rate so that readers can always convert back to local terms.

Just a question, while calculating the payback or savings what is the assumption for the offset in kerosene for the small and big lantern? I have seen in the field that even with larger pico-PV systems the offset reaches max upto 80% and only about 25% for small pico PV products. 


Data on off-grid lighting used in night markets in India here.




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