Goa

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.

State Summary

  • Size
    1,429 sq. miles
  • Population
    1.5 million
  • State GDP
    $7.56 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    40
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    1
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    2
  • Party Affiliation
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
The submarine ‘INS Shalki’ leaves port during the ongoing joint Indo-US naval excercise September 28, 2005. (SEBASTIAN D’SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists relax on sunbeds at Baga beach in Goa. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: The submarine ‘INS Shalki’ leaves port during the ongoing joint Indo-US naval excercise September 28, 2005. (SEBASTIAN D’SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: Tourists relax on sunbeds at Baga beach in Goa. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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

JERC Issues Clarification on Late Payment Surcharge for C&I Consumers

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued a notification to clarify that there will be no late payment surcharges on fixed electricity charges for bills raised between March 24, 2020, and June 30, 2020.


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Amid Lockdown, Goa and Union Territories Reduce Late Payment Surcharge to 1% Per Month

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for the state of Goa and union territories has reduced the late payment surcharge from 2 percent to 1 percent per month.


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Related National Goals

U.S.–India Energy Cooperation Project TrackerThere is currently no data available for . (updated July 3, 2019)

Solar Performance Tracker — Goa reaches 7.44 MW (updated March 31, 2021)

Wind Performance Tracker — Goa achieves 0 MW (updated March 30, 2021)

Health

Health

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.

Recent Articles

Motorcycle-paramedic fleet to be launched

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.


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