Project Leader:  Dr. Saon Ray
Research Team:  Amrita Goldar and Swati Saluja
Commencement: November, 2011
Completion:  August 2012
Funded by:  Chemicals and Petrochemicals Manufacturer’s Association (CPMA)

his study examines the hydrocarbon feedstock scenario for petrochemicals in India in terms of availability, pricing, regulatory and fiscal issues. The products of the industry are building blocks in many industries including polymers, synthetic rubber, synthetic fibres, fibre intermediates and basic chemicals. The study examines the feedstock scenario in the neighbouring region and assesses the competitive position of Indian petrochemical producers vis-vis producers in these countries. The study, based on secondary data and stakeholder consultations, identifies the future challenges to the growth of the sector in India and suggests policy measures to strengthen India’s competitive position.