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.
575 sq. miles
$60.45 billion (USD)
Legislative Assembly Seats
Rajya Sabha Seats
3 for the National Capital Territory of Delhi
Lok Sabha Seats
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
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 Delhi government announced that it has deployed the first electric vehicles under its freight pilot program to deliver online orders. Over the next year, it plans to deploy up to 1,000 such vehicles.
The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has finalized the group and virtual net metering guidelines. The commission has set the minimum project capacity at 5 kilowatts while the maximum will be 5 megawatts (MW) at a single location.
BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd, a joint venture between the Government of NCT and Reliance Infrastructure, has signed a power supply agreement (PSA) with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for procuring 500 MW Solar Power and 50 MW wind power.
The Okhla waste-to-energy plant, situated in middle of a dense residential area, has received a notice from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change as part of a broader legal battle between residents living around the plant and the plant itself.
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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 — Delhi reaches 126.89 MW (updated May 11, 2019)
Wind Performance Tracker — Delhi 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.