Andhra Pradesh

Over the last 15 years, Andhra Pradesh has won renown for the extraordinary development of the IT industry in its capital city of Hyderabad. The current state of Andhra Pradesh, however, lost most of the sector when its former territory was divided in two to create the state of Telangana. Under the vigorous and forward-looking leadership of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh is attempting to rebuild by making itself the most business-friendly state in India.

State Summary

  • Size
    62,922 sq. miles
  • Population
    49.7 million
  • State GDP
    $71.74 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
  • Lok Sabha Seats
  • Party Affiliation
    Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
A view of Visakhapatnam from the city's Kailasagiri Park (Av9, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)
Fisherwomen sort through a catch of fish on a beach. (NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: A view of Visakhapatnam from the city's Kailasagiri Park (Av9, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)
Right: Fisherwomen sort through a catch of fish on a beach. (NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)


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.


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Recent Articles

Triton Solar to manufacture solar batteries in Andhra Pradesh

Triton Solar has agreed to set up a solar batteries manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh under public-private partnership model and has signed an MOU with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board. The plant will help boost consumption for electrical vehicles and generate 200 megawatts of solar power storage supply to meet the state solar energy needs.

Source: Economic Times Go to

Amplus Energy Solutions to install 200 MW solar power project in Andhra Pradesh

Amplus Energy Solutions signed an agreement with Andhra Pradesh to install 200 MW solar power capacity with an investment of $184 million, expected to create 400 jobs in the state.

Source: Money Control Go to

EESL to execute four renewable energy projects in Andhra Pradesh

Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has taken responsibility of four major renewable energy projects, including electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and smart meters in Andhra Pradesh entailing an investment of $570.9 million.

Source: Hindu Business Line Go to

Andhra Pradesh has commissioned 6,554 MW of renewable energy

Andhra Pradesh released a detailed report to account for 6,554 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy projects commissioned as of January 2018.

Source: PV Magazine Go to
In Detail: Status of Renewable Energy Projects Commissioned in Andhra Pradesh Go to

Related National Goals

Solar Performance Tracker — Andhra Pradesh reaches 2512.36 MW (updated September 21, 2018)

Wind Performance Tracker — Andhra Pradesh achieves 1431.45 MW (updated March 31, 2016)