The new state of Andhra Pradesh has charted an aggressive course for becoming the most business-friendly state in India since it was divided from the state of Telangana in 2014. With nearly 50 million people and a long coastline, the state aims to become a logistics hub linking India to global markets. The government is taking advantage of the opportunity to start greenfield developments to develop several ports, airports, and develop a well-designed state capital at Amaravati. The state’s agriculture-based economy makes it the largest producer of fruits and oil palm and the second largest producer of silk in the country.
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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.
Andhra Pradesh sets up a committee of eight banks to facilitate investments in energy efficiency activities within the state. The state will leverage Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s scheme of securitizing loans for energy efficiency projects.
Andhra Pradesh notifies its renewable export policy which is applicable to solar, wind and wind-solar hybrid projects.Posted on July 22, 2020
Andhra Pradesh government notifies its renewable export policy that permits sale of power to other states without any obligation for the distribution utilities to procure power. The policy is applicable to solar, wind, and wind-solar hybrid projects.
The state government has announced several measures to incentivize the industries. The measures include waiver of fixed/demand charges (electricity), provision of working capital loans, and pending incentives worth $120 million to small and medium enterprises.
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U.S.–India Energy Cooperation Project Tracker — There is currently no data available for . (updated July 3, 2019)
Solar Performance Tracker — Andhra Pradesh reaches 3996.5 MW (updated March 31, 2021)
Wind Performance Tracker — Andhra Pradesh achieves 4096.65 MW (updated March 30, 2021)
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 Andhra Pradesh government has launched an online waste exchange platform that is expected to handle waste from its generation until disposal.
The center signed a loan agreement of $328 million with the World Bank for improved health services in Andhra Pradesh.
The Andhra Pradesh Multidimensional Poverty (MPI) Index Report 2017 places the state at the 51st rank globally, 15 positions ahead of India’s average index score.
Pfizer executives meeting with Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu proposed to organize an inoculation campaign against pneumonia in partnership with the state government and UNICEF. Pneumonia is the number one cause of infant mortality in the state. Minister Naidu approved the proposal.