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.
Goa announces an increase in the value added tax on petrol and diesel. As a result, petrol and diesel prices will rise by $0.017 and $0.008 respectively .
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.
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.
After successfully covering the most parts of Goa with digital meters, the state electricity department is now going to introduce smart power meters for the major power consumers in the state.
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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 7.44 MW (updated March 31, 2021)
Wind Performance Tracker — Goa 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 state legislative assembly passed the Goa Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Bill 2019, repealing the previous Goa Medical Practitioners’ Act of 2004.
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.