India Competition and Regulation Report (ICRR 2009)


ICRR 2009 – Synopsis

CUTS Centre for Competition, Investment and Economic Regulation (CUTS C-CIER) has undertaken the project on India Competition and Regulation Report (ICRR) against the background that while India has embraced market-oriented economic reforms, there is, as yet, no periodic review to assess functioning of markets in the country. This is desirable given the existence of distortions in economic management of the country that impede realisation of competitive outcomes. Considering the important role of market forces in a liberalised economic regime, there is a need to do periodic assessment of competition and regulation scenario in the country. ICRR is an attempt to fill this vacuum. It would highlight various distortions in economic management of the country and provide inputs on a periodic basis to policy community as well as other stakeholders for taking necessary actions to promote well-functioning markets.

The project has been supported by The British High Commission, New Delhi.

The report contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1:


Chapter 2:

Perception and Awareness Studies

Chapter 3:

Competition and Regulation in Agricultural Markets in India

Chapter 4:

Regulation of the Power Sector in India: Issues and Challenges

Chapter 5:

Competition and Regulation in the Indian Port Sector

Chapter 6:

Regulation and Competition in Civil Aviation

Chapter 7:

Regulation of Higher Education in India

Chapter 8:

Epilogue: The Way Forward