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. Sharing a border with seven states with a combined market access to 520 million people, one strategy is to turn the state into a logistics hub. The state is also known for exporting 17% of India’s total exports of herbs and medicinal plants making the development of a local wellness industry another focus-area of the government.
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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 Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission announced a reduction in power tariffs for all categories for domestic consumers, which will benefit 91 percent of consumers in the state. The new tariffs would come into effect from April 1.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced that the government will reduce electricity bills by 50 percent for all domestic consumers for consumption up to 400 units.
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.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Chhattisgarh reaches 231.35 MW (updated May 11, 2019)
Wind Performance Tracker — Chhattisgarh achieves 0 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 Chhattisgarh government announced it will withdraw from the center’s flagship universal healthcare scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) or Ayushman Bharat. The government announced that it is planning to devise its own universal healthcare scheme to replace the PMJAY.
The Chhattisgarh government has decided to build six multi-specialty hospitals, with 100 beds each, on a public-private partnership basis in the state. Two of the hospitals would be built in Raipur and one hospital each will be built in Bhilai Nagar, Kurud (Dhamtari), Bhatapara, and Manendragarh.