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 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 Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission has approved the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited’s guidelines for the state’s Solar Rooftop Policy 2018 to promote the widespread use of solar power targeting a minimum total solar power capacity addition of 5,000 MW in the next five years.
The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved a solar rooftop program proposed by the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited.
The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission approved a tariff of $0.011 (Rs 7.5) per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for two 5 MW of waste-to-energy projects belonging to Anantapur MSW Private Limited and Envikare Green Energy Private Limited.
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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 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 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.
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.