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.
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.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited issued three tenders for the expansion of renewable capacity across the three states, including 750 megawatts (MW) of solar projects in Rajasthan, 500 MW of projects in Tamil Nadu, and 150 MW of projects in Jharkhand.
The center approved a $1.26 billion gas-grid project to transport natural gas among India’s seven northeastern states and West Bengal.
Telangana and Jharkhand will receive 85 percent of electricity generated from central power projects in their statePosted on February 13, 2019
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.
NTPC notifies Telangana, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh that it will regulate power supply due to non-payment of duesPosted on February 13, 2019
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.
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 announced that existing state-level disease screening program for monitoring non-communicable diseases under public-private partnerships would be adopted into the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana program.
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.
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.
A recent report published by the Union government has explained in detail various state-led initiatives on TB elimination in India.