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.
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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.
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.
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.
Posted on October 10, 2018
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 ›
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).
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Solar Performance Tracker — Gujarat reaches 1637.15 MW (updated September 21, 2018)
Wind Performance Tracker — Gujarat achieves 3948.61 MW (updated March 31, 2016)