Center-State Relations

Rather than collecting news on a certain state, this section tracks developments in the complex relationship between the central government and the states. The contours of Indian federalism are constantly in flux, as the center and states give up power on certain issues or seek to regain it. This section contains news and analysis reflecting that push and pull, as well as news about developments that effect an entire region rather than just a single state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he delivers his Independence Day speech from The Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2015. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian Railways diesel locomotive carrying a passenger train on Sherawati bridge in Karnataka. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he delivers his Independence Day speech from The Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2015. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: An Indian Railways diesel locomotive carrying a passenger train on Sherawati bridge in Karnataka. (PRAKASH SINGH/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

Telangana and Jharkhand will receive 85 percent of electricity generated from central power projects in their state

The Union Cabinet approved a proposal by the Ministry of Power to allocate 85 percent of electricity generated from central power projects in Telangana and Jharkhand to the home states.


Source: Swarajyamag Go to
In Detail: Press Release Go to

NTPC notifies Telangana, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh that it will regulate power supply due to non-payment of dues

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) issued notices to the state governments of Telangana, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh that it would be “regulating power supply” to those states due to non-payment of outstanding dues for more than two months. The three states owe a total of $686.3 million to NTPC.


Source: Business Standard Go to

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission proposes new generic tariffs for renewable energy

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has proposed a new set of generic tariffs for the purchase of electricity from renewable energy generation sources during financial year 2019-2020. The proposed tariffs are open to comments until February 10, 2019.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: Tariff Details Go to

Center and state governments force thermal plants to meet portion of fuel requirements from paddy stubble pellets

The center and the state governments of Haryana and Punjab have agreed to force thermal power plants in the states to meet 5 percent of their fuel requirement from paddy stubble pellets in Punjab and Haryana to limit pollution caused by burning of farm waste.


Source: Economic Times Go to
Health

Health

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.

Recent Articles

Rise in TB cases notified from private sector

For the first time in the history of the National Tuberculosis Program, there has been an increase in the amount of new tuberculosis (TB) case notifications. Even though over half of all TB patients in India seek care in the private sector, the case notifications from the sector are way behind those from government hospitals.


Source: The Hindu Go to
In Detail: India TB Report 2018 Go to

Nutritional support to TB patients under NPY scheme

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme for nutritional support to tuberculosis patients as ‘Nikshay Poshan Yojana’ (NPY) from April 1, 2018.


Source: United News of India Go to
In Detail: MoHFW Press Release Go to

India's first anti-TB drug resistance survey reveals the shortcomings of the tuberculosis-control program

The results of the first anti-tuberculosis drug resistance survey indicate that India’s national program fails to address drug-resistant TB in urban cities. In addition, a failure to test for resistance leads to misdiagnosis issues in states.


Source: The Caravan Go to
In Detail: First National Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey Go to
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