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

USTDA clears a $1 million grant to BSES Rajdhani in Delhi

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) cleared a $1 million grant to power distribution company, BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL), to run a behavioural energy efficiency pilot program and a grant to Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited in the area of distributed energy resources (DERs).


Sources: Livemint Go to, India Today Go to

Tata Power-DDL and EDF to work together on de-carbonization and smart grid technologies

Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) signed an MOU with Électricité de France (EDF) and its subsidiary, Enedis, to demonstrate de-carbonization of local energy systems and evaluate smart grid technologies.


Source: Daily Pioneer Go to

Tata Power-DDL implements GPS and RFID technologies in Delhi

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd is implementing GPS mapping technology and Radio Frequency Identification Detector (RFID) Marker installation for quickly locating and resolving of faults in cable routes in Delhi.


Source: Economic Times Go to

Related National Goals

Wind Performance Tracker — Delhi achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)

Solar Performance Tracker — Delhi reaches 57.23 MW (updated October 31, 2017)

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