The tiny coastal state of Goa has a reputation as one of India’s most relaxed states, thanks to its beaches and to the lifestyle that comes with the highest per capita GDP of any state in India. Wealth from tourism, mining, and the pharmaceutical industry, together with good governance, have brought high levels of development: almost every home in Goa is electrified. Perhaps resting on its laurels, the state has not fully entered the competition for foreign investment and ranked a surprisingly low 21 on the center’s ease of doing business index.
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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 Goa government has issued a notification regarding a hike in the electricity tariff for the next three months due to a levy of fuel and power purchase cost adjustment charges on domestic, industrial, and agriculture consumers.
The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for the state of Goa and union territories issued draft net metering regulationsPosted on May 22, 2019
The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft net metering regulations. The regulations will be applicable only to the grid-connected rooftop mounted, ground mounted and floating solar power projects.
Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft regulations on tariffs from renewable sourcesPosted on May 22, 2019
The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft regulations for determining tariffs from renewable sources including solar. The draft is up for comments and suggestions from stakeholders up to June 4, 2019.
To incentivize the production of solar power in the state, the Goa cabinet has approved amendments to the Goa State Solar Policy 2017, authorizing a 50 percent subsidy to consumers and producers instead of the earlier proposed interest-free loan.
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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 — Goa reaches 3.92 MW (updated May 11, 2019)
Wind Performance Tracker — Goa 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.
Goa’s health ministry is set to introduce 20 motorcycle-borne paramedics to ensure fast response times despite traffic. The motorcycle paramedics will be stationed along the coast and in accident-prone locations throughout the state.