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.
Delhi government orders all its departments to replace their existing fleet of conventional fuel vehicles with electric vehicles.
Delhi exempts all electric, battery-operated vehicles from registration fee in the national capital.
Delhi exempts all battery electric vehicles (EV) from road tax. The government plans to pay subsidies to eligible EV purchasers within two days through a software developed by the ICICI Bank.
The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) announces there will be no hike in power tariffs for FY 2020-21. DERC has also waived the existing 20 percent surcharge on time of day tariff for the month of September, 2020.
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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 192.97 MW (updated March 31, 2021)
Wind Performance Tracker — Delhi achieves 0 MW (updated March 30, 2021)
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 air quality of the national capital reached and remained at the “very poor” level for multiple days with some areas dipping into the “severe” category on the air quality index.
Delhi’s air quality dipped to the ”very poor” category again on Sunday due to an increase in incidents of stubble burning and a change in the wind direction.
The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority declared a public health emergency in Delhi as the pollution levels in the region entered the severe plus category.
The air quality in Delhi has worsened from an air quality index of 161 to 258, now reaching the “poor” air quality distinction.