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.
An indigenous electric three-wheeler with German battery technology created by Kerala Automobiles, running at a cost of just $0.0073 per kilometer, will debut on Indian roads by September.
The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission has set a tariff of $0.024 (Rs. 1.70) per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for FY 2019-2020 for the sale of power from BASPA II, a 300 megawatt hydropower project located on Baspa River in the Kinnaur district.
Andhra Pradesh establishes committee to investigate corruption in high-priced power purchase agreementsPosted on July 10, 2019
The Andhra Pradesh government established a committee to deliberate the costs in all the high-priced power purchase agreements for wind and solar power projects signed during the previous Chandrababu Naidu-led government, alleging corruption.
The Odisha government approved a proposal by Haldia Petrochemicals Limited to set up an integrated refinery with an aromatics complex for the production of paraxylene and purified terepthalic acid in Balasore district. The estimated investment on the project is approximately $4.05 billion (Rs. 28,700 crore).
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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 center will support the construction of 300-bed hospital in Sikkim at a cost of $52.2 million after a meeting with a delegation from the Sikkim government, Union Minister of State Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh, and others.
Telangana recorded a 17 percent decline in sex ratio at birth from 2015-2016 to 2017-2018 according to a report titled “The Healthy States Progressive India Report “ by NITI Aayog. While the sex ratio at birth was 918 during the 2015-2016, it has come down to 901 in 2017-2018.
NITI Aayog released the second edition of its State Health Index, ranking Kerala as the healthiest state in India, and Uttar Pradesh as the unhealthiest.
The center signed a loan agreement worth $400 million with the World Bank to help treat and eliminate tuberculosis from the country. The World Bank-supported program will cover nine states and will support the government’s National Strategic Plan to end tuberculosis in India by 2025.