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 brough 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 announces new solar power policy

The cabinet approved Goa’s new Solar Power Policy, under which the state expects to generate 150 MW of solar power by 2021. The state will develop small to medium-scale solar parks on private land and will seek to ensure that all solar power bought by the state’s discoms is generated within the state. The policy will come into effect by the end of the current financial year.


Source: Economic Times Go to
In Detail: Goa Solar Energy Policy 2017 Go to

EESL to improve energy efficiency of Goa's public works and sewage systems

The state government signed an MoU with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to improve the energy efficiency of the state’s public works and sewage systems. EESL will audit approximately water and sewage 300 pumps in municipal areas across Goa to determine their efficiency and will then recommend either replacing or retrofitting them.


Source: Times of India Go to

Related National Goals

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

Solar Performance Tracker — Goa reaches 0.71 MW (updated October 31, 2017)

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