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

New tender for 700 MW of grid-connected solar projects in Gujarat released

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited has released a tender for 700 megawatts (MW) of grid-connected solar photovoltaic power projects to be established under Phase III of Raghanesda Solar Park located in the state.


Source: Mercom Go to
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PM Modi inaugurates Mundra LNG terminal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mundra liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, which has a capacity of 5 million tons per year and has been built at a cost of $695 million. It is connected to a high-pressure transmission grid that ensures LNG reaches the end user directly.


Source: DD News Go to
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Gujarat auction equals lowest tariff rate for solar


Gujarat has equalled the record lowest tariff of 3 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), or unit, for solar power in India in a reverse e-auction carried out by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited for 500 MW solar power capacity saw... Read More ›


Source: Times of India Go to
In Detail: Request for Selection for 500 MW Solar Power by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited Go to

SECI allocates 50 MW of wind power generated in Gujarat to Odisha

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has allocated 50 MW of wind power capacity from Gujarat to Odisha in order to meet Odisha’s renewable purchase obligations (RPO).


Source: Business Standard Go to

Related National Goals

Solar Performance Tracker — Gujarat reaches 1637.15 MW (updated September 21, 2018)

Wind Performance Tracker — Gujarat achieves 3948.61 MW (updated March 31, 2016)

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