India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.
The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited issued guidelines to implement a benefit program that will give 200 free power units per month to those belonging to scheduled castes backward classes, and families below the poverty line families whose annual consumption exceeded 3,000 units.
The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission proposed new tariffs for electric vehicle charging stations in the state to spur growth in the electric vehicle sector. The proposal was up for comments until March 6, 2019, following which a public hearing to discuss the proposals will be held.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited issued three tenders for the expansion of renewable capacity across the three states, including 750 megawatts (MW) of solar projects in Rajasthan, 500 MW of projects in Tamil Nadu, and 150 MW of projects in Jharkhand.
Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio presented the Nagaland State Power Policy 2018 during the last day of the third session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly. Some of the key objectives under this policy include building adequate capacities in generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure to attain energy security, and achieving 24x7 power for all by 2021.
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While India’s healthcare system is expansive in terms of the number of beneficiaries covered, inequalities in access to high-quality yet affordable care continue to plague delivery systems and push citizens towards the more unregulated private sector. Similarly, while India’s National Health Policy of 2017 promises to reform this system, the responsibility to institute those reforms falls to the states who each have their own unique challenges and opportunities to meet the healthcare needs of their people. This section allows you to explore emerging healthcare policies and news covering new initiatives from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s healthcare sector.
The Jammu and Kashmir government unveiled Healthcare Investment Policy-2019 to promote and encourage private parties and entrepreneurs to set up healthcare infrastructure in the state by providing subsidies and incentives.
The National Health Mission in Assam has launched an Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight campaign, targeting 3.4 million children.
The center announced that existing state-level disease screening program for monitoring non-communicable diseases under public-private partnerships would be adopted into the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana program.
The West Bengal government announced it has returned $23.3 million it received from the center as part of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY). The decision came after the National Health Authority wrote the state government asking it to return the money following its decision to withdraw from PMJAY.