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 Commission has issued the final generic levelized tariff regulations for clean energy projects in the state for the current fiscal year.
Chhattisgarh Budget 2020: Baghel presents Rs 95,650-crore budget, announces ‘Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana’ with Rs 5,100 crore allocationPosted on March 11, 2020
Chhattisgarh budget introduces a $688 million scheme for farmers, with a provision of $310 million for free power supply to agricultural pumps. The budget also allocates $60 million for building 1,176 biogas plants.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India has signed power sale agreements for 100 megawatts (MW) solar power combined with 50 MW /100 megawatt-hours of energy from battery storage with the Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited.
The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued a draft order announcing generic levelized tariffs for the fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 and 2020-21 for renewable energy sources.
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U.S.–India Energy Cooperation Project Tracker — There is currently no data available for . (updated July 3, 2019)
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 cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel gave its nod for the merger and integration of various health schemes running in the State into one.
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.