Chhattisgarh is a mineral-rich state with abundant coal and iron ore resources whose coal production makes it energy surplus; but it is also one of India’s poorest states, with a poverty rate of 40 percent and low human development indicators. Long plagued by left-wing violence, with which it still struggles, Chhattisgarh’s government is trying to diversify the state’s economy by making it an attractive destination for non-extractive industries.
52,198 sq. miles
$28.7 billion (USD)
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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.
The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) begun receiving 500 MW of power from Punjab and Chhattisgarh as part of an energy swapping initiative.
The Chhattisgarh Government has sent over a proposal of $128.2 million to the central government to implement the Saubhagya initiative to power 838,000 households across the state.
Chhattisgarh began operations at its second Load Dispatch Center (LDC) of Chhattisgarh State Power Transmission Company Limited (CSPTCL) commenced operation at 400 KVA Sub Station of Khedamara. One LDC of the company is already functioning at its headquarters in Dangania Raipur.
The Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Authority will install solar-powered water purification systems throughout the state.
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Wind Performance Tracker — Chhattisgarh achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)
Solar Performance Tracker — Chhattisgarh reaches 128.91 MW (updated October 31, 2017)