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)
    Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP)
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

Goa approves amendments to its State Solar Policy

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.


Source: Times of India Go to
In Detail: Amended Goa State Solar Policy 2017 Go to

Goa launches single window clearance portal for rooftop solar projects

The Goa Energy Development Agency has prepared a user manual for an online single window clearance portal that would facilitate the seamless implementation of rooftop solar projects in the state. The portal will enable prospective consumers to submit their interest for an installation and select from a list of rooftop solar installers approved by the state nodal agency. 


Source: Mercom Go to

Goa amends State Energy Policy

The Goa government has amended the Goa State Energy Policy 2017 to include a 50 percent subsidy for small producers and consumers of solar power. This subsidy will replace an earlier interest-free loan that the government provided small producers and consumers.


Source: Times of India Go to
In Detail: Goa State Energy Policy 2017 Go to

Related National Goals

Solar Performance Tracker — Goa reaches 3.92 MW (updated May 11, 2019)

Wind Performance Tracker — Goa achieves 0 MW (updated May 11, 2019)

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.


Source: Times of India Go to
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