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.
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.
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.
EESL announces completion of project to replace 50,000 conventional electrical meters in Delhi with smart metersPosted on January 16, 2019
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), the energy services company under the Union Ministry of Power, has announced the completion of the project to replace 50,000 conventional electricity meters with smart meters in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area. The adoption of smart meters will lead to total annual savings of $1.77 million to NDMC.
BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and BSES Yamuna Power Limited announced they have signed agreements with Solar Energy Corporation of India to procure 100 megawatts (MW) of wind-power each. The companies will receive the power beginning in FY 2020-21 for a period of 25 years at a tariff of $0.04 per unit.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Delhi reaches 69.57 MW (updated April 5, 2019)
Wind Performance Tracker — Delhi achieves 0 MW (updated April 5, 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.