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.
Vikram Solar announced it has commissioned a 200 megawatt (MW) solar power project for Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation in Anantapuramu district. The plant will power nearly 150,000 homes once connected to the grid.
The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission announced no increases in power tariffs for any category of consumers in Andhra Pradesh for 2019-20, the fifth year in a row it has not raised tariffs.
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 government of Andhra Pradesh announced a new electric mobility policy at the Andhra Pradesh Energy Innovation Summit 2019. The new policy aims to attract investments of over $4.2 billion and generate close to 60,000 jobs. The government announced its intent to make its planned capital, Amaravati, into an electric vehicle-only city.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Andhra Pradesh reaches 3085.68 MW (updated May 11, 2019)
Wind Performance Tracker — Andhra Pradesh achieves 4090.45 MW (updated May 11, 2019)
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 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.
Cerner, a U.S.-based health information technology company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state Department of Health, Medical and Family Welfare to supply Health Information Exchange services, analyze data from the ongoing health programs, and make policy recommendations.
The state government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on improving health care outcomes in Andhra Pradesh. The focus will be on strengthening primary and secondary care as well as reducing out-of-pocket expenditure.