Delhi

New Delhi is the capital of the Republic of India and the seat of the central government. One of the largest cities in India, its economy no longer depends wholly on government offices; Delhi nourishes a thriving IT sector and its neighboring suburbs of Noida and Gurugram are home to the offices of many of India’s top corporations.

State Summary

  • Size
    575 sq. miles
  • Population
    16.8 million
  • State GDP
    $60.45 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    70
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    3 for the National Capital Territory of Delhi
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    7
  • Party Affiliation
    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
A Delhi Metro train reaches Anand Vihar station on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Panoramic view of inner circle and central park in Connaught Place, New Delhi. (Kabi1990, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)
Left: A Delhi Metro train reaches Anand Vihar station on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: Panoramic view of inner circle and central park in Connaught Place, New Delhi. (Kabi1990, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)
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

Delhi announces new electricity subsidy for agricultural consumers

The Delhi government’s cabinet announced a decision to provide agricultural consumers in the union territory an electricity subsidy of $1.47 per kilowatt (KW) per month. The subsidy is expected to benefit at least 11,000 consumers, and will cost the government $105,000.


Source: Financial Express Go to

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) launched a super-efficient air conditioning program in south and west Delhi

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) launched its super-efficient air conditioning program for residential and institutional consumers south and west Delhi. Under the program, EESL will distribute air conditioners that are 40 percent more efficient but are priced comparably to units currently available in the market.


Source: Siasat Go to

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission announced exemptions for waste-to-energy projects

In a recent order, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission announced that waste to energy generation projects in the national capital territory of Delhi will be exempted from certain open access and deviation charges.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: DERC Order Go to

Delhi offers incentives for consumers purchases power from waste-to-energy plants

To promote clean sources of energy, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has decided that any open-access consumer purchasing power from waste-to-energy plants will only have to pay for the cost of the power, while all other infrastructure-related costs will be borne by distribution companies.


Source: Energy Infra Post Go to
In Detail: DERC Order Go to

Related National Goals

Solar Performance Tracker — Delhi reaches 126.89 MW (updated May 11, 2019)

Wind Performance Tracker — Delhi achieves 0 MW (updated May 11, 2019)

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

CM Kejriwal presents Delhi's 2019-20 budget

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal presented the Delhi government’s $8.4 billion budget for 2019-20 in the Delhi assembly. The government allocated $1 billion, or 14 percent of the total budget, towards healthcare despite cutting funding for the much touted “Aam Admi Mohalla Clinics” by 6.9 percent.


Source: Financial Express Go to

Government will waive user charges on various activities

The Delhi government will waive user charges on various activities, including diagnostic tests, and ensure the availability of medicines and consumables at all government hospitals beginning February 1.


Source: Economic Times Go to

Government is restructuring public health facilities

The Delhi government is reorganising public health facilities and introducing a new four-tiered structure, consisting of local (mohalla) clinics, multi-speciality clinics, multi-speciality hospitals, and super-speciality hospitals. The government allocated $32 million to establish 1,000 mohalla clinics.


Source: The Economic Times Go to

Government approved creation of Delhi Healthcare Corporation

The AAP-led government approved creation of the Delhi Healthcare Corporation to provide centralised support services—such as procurement of drugs, consumables, surgical, equipment, and nursing orderlies—to the Health Department.


Source: The Hindu Go to
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