Assam

Assam is most populous and economically active of the northeastern states and thus acts as the nexus between the mainland and the northeast. Assam has historically failed to attract major industries, however, and its primary economic drivers are tea plantations and minor oil resources. Illegal immigration from Bangladesh is perceived as a major problem and has driven increased religious conflict in the state over the past 10 years. The BJP recently took control of the state legislature for the first time ever; increased alignment with the central government may improve the state’s prospects.

State Summary

  • Size
    30,285 sq. miles
  • Population
    31.2 million
  • State GDP
    $24.65 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    126
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    7
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    14
  • Party Affiliation
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Fishermen paddle their boats back after fishing in the Brahmaputra River on the outskirts of Guwahati. (BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian tea plantation workers make their way to pick leaves at a tea garden in Sonitpur district. (BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: Fishermen paddle their boats back after fishing in the Brahmaputra River on the outskirts of Guwahati. (BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: Indian tea plantation workers make their way to pick leaves at a tea garden in Sonitpur district. (BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images)
Energy

Energy

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.

Subsectors

Coal  •  Energy Efficiency  •  Energy-related Transportation  •  Nuclear  •  Oil and Gas  •  Power  •  Renewables

Recent Articles

SECI issues request for a 70 MW solar project in Assam

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a request for selection (RfP) for a 70MW solar project in Assam at the Amguri solar park.


Source: Energy infra Post Go to
In Detail: Press Release Go to

UDAY successful in reducing operating losses in 23 participating states

The central program to cut distribution company debt, the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), helped all but four of the 27 participating states and Union Territories reduce operating losses. Average aggregate transmission and commercial losses hit 20 percent, down from 25 percent the year the program started. Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab and Assam saw operating losses increase due to poor collection, high electricity theft, and low operational efficiency.


Source: Deccan Herald Go to

Related National Goals

Solar Performance Tracker — Assam reaches 12.70 MW (updated September 21, 2018)

Wind Performance Tracker — Assam achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)

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