Gujarat

The so-called “Gujarat model” of development–attracting foreign investment through high-quality infrastructure and an intense attention to the needs of investors–has made Gujarat one of India’s richest and most industrialized states and catapulted long-time Chief Minister Narendra Modi to national power in 2014. Gujarat remains on of India’s most attractive investment destinations, but the Gujarat model has been criticized for failing to improve the lives of the states poor, and Gujarat has not had equal success in developing 21st century industries such as the IT sector.

State Summary

  • Size
    75,685 sq. miles
  • Population
    60.4 million
  • State GDP
    $118.34 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    182
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    11
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    26
  • Party Affiliation
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
A worker spray paints a steel frame at a heavy fabrication manufacturing factory in Vasna Buzarg village. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Radiation technicians monitor as a cancer patient lies on India’s first True Beam Radiotherapy Technology Linear Accelerator at the Health Care Global (HCG) hospital in Ahmedabad. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: A worker spray paints a steel frame at a heavy fabrication manufacturing factory in Vasna Buzarg village. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: Radiation technicians monitor as a cancer patient lies on India’s first True Beam Radiotherapy Technology Linear Accelerator at the Health Care Global (HCG) hospital in Ahmedabad. (SAM PANTHAKY/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

Gujarat Announces No Increase in Power Tariffs

Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission announces no increase in power tariffs for the electricity consumers in the state. While Gujarat is one of the few states to balance out power supply costs with revenue from power sales, the tariff for some consumers continues to be lower than the average cost of supply.


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Gujarat issues draft order to to procure power from distributed solar power projects in the state

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued a draft order to implement changes to the tariff framework to procure power from distributed solar power projects in the state.


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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 — Gujarat reaches 4068.3 MW (updated March 31, 2021)

Wind Performance Tracker — Gujarat achieves 8306.42 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

Gujarat Aims to Standardize Private Healthcare Services

Gujarat passes the Gujarat Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Bill, 2021. The bill aims to establish uniform standards in facilities and services offered by private healthcare establishments within the state.


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Healthcare in rural Gujarat second cheapest in India

Rural Gujarat pays the least for treatment at public hospitals, according to a Union government report, “Key Indicators of Social Consumption in India: Health.” The report, however, says rural residents place more faith in small private clinics or private hospitals than in public health facilities.


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Modi inaugurated a government civil hospital in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated several development projects in Gujarat, including a government civil hospital, 13 projects of the Junagadh Municipal Corporation, and a milk processing plant in Junagadh.


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