Given the close relationship of the energy sector to human development and the environment, it is important to objectively and comprehensively assess a country's energy sector periodically. To assist in this, we developed a 'dashboard' for the energy sector that is comprehensive and multi-dimensional, and can be easily computed. The dashboard was also applied to the Indian energy sector over the last 10 years and reveals some interesting insights. It shows an alarming trend regarding energy's impact on the environment and also shows that India's energy supply indicators are worsening. A version of this was published in the March 14, 2015 issue of the Economic and Political Weekly.
An article -'Understanding the energy elephant', based on this paper was published in the Mint edition of 25th July 2015.