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NEWS IMPULSE – INDIA ENERGY MODELLING FORUM| 13 OCTOBER

<p style=”margin-bottom: 8px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”line-height:107%”>Source &ndash; PIB</span></span></b></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom: 8px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”line-height:107%”>GS Paper -3</span></span></b></span></span></span></span></p>

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<p style=”margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”line-height:107%”>Context</span></span></b><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”line-height:107%”> – </span></span><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#525252″>Further to the constitution of the India Energy Modelling Forum (IEMF)&mdash;jointly launched by NITI Aayog and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the US&ndash;India Strategic Energy Partnership&mdash;on 2 July,NITI Aayog announced its governing structure&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#525252″>About</span></span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span></p>

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<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”line-height:107%”>It is the </span></span><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#525252″>Part of the Sustainable Growth pillar of the US&ndash;India Strategic Energy Partnership (SEP), IEMF aims to engage Indian researchers, knowledge partners, think tanks and national and international government agencies and departments for modelling and long-term energy planning.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#525252″>The governing structure of IEMF will consist of an inter-ministerial and a steering committee. The inter-ministerial committee will be convened by NITI Aayog and headed by its CEO,and comprise senior officials from the ministries of petroleum and natural gas; power; new and renewable energy; coal; environment, forest and climate change; and department of science and technology. This committee will review the studies/modelling activities and provide directions and new areas of research</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:8px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#525252″>This committee will shortlist policy issues to be taken up for study and might form various taskforces depending on the specific studies/modelling exercises to be carried out. The convener of this committee will be selected on a rotational basis for two years and will act as the interface between the inter-ministerial and steering committees and the working groups/taskforces. Prayas Group, Pune, will be the first convener of the steering committee.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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