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 Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited and Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited issued Request for Selection to procure 600 megawatts (MW) of power from wind-solar hybrid projects with energy storage technologies for a period of 25 years.
The president of India approved the establishment of a 14 MW grid-connected solar PV projects with aggregate battery storage capacity of 42 MW-hour for Jammu & Kashmir under the Prime Minister Development Package-2015. The projects would be set up during between 2019 and 2021 at a fixed tariff of $0.02 per unit.
Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited announced a plan to convert domestic consumers with postpaid meters to shift to prepaid meters by offering those consumers discounts.
Telangana and Jharkhand will receive 85 percent of electricity generated from central power projects in their statePosted on February 13, 2019
The Union Cabinet approved a proposal by the Ministry of Power to allocate 85 percent of electricity generated from central power projects in Telangana and Jharkhand to the home states.
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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 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.
In order to make healthcare facilities accessible in remote areas adjoining Haridwar and Rishikesh, the Uttarakhand government and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop primary healthcare centres in Raiwala, Ramnagar Danda, Thano, and Dhanaulti in Uttarakhand.
The state’s health department’s plan of controlled distribution of new tuberculosis drugs limits patient-use in hope of combating multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Committees at government-run medical colleges decide which MDR-TB patients receive each new drug.
For the first time in the history of the National Tuberculosis Program, there has been an increase in the amount of new tuberculosis (TB) case notifications. Even though over half of all TB patients in India seek care in the private sector, the case notifications from the sector are way behind those from government hospitals.