Once a conservative and sleepy agrarian state, Haryana has capitalized on its proximity to Delhi to transform itself into one of India’s most developed states, with a large automobile industry and a major financial and industrial hub in the Delhi suburb of Gurugram. Haryana’s diversified economy–it is also home to a major IT industry–and its willingness to experiment with reforms of have made it one of India’s most dynamic states, although village life remains intensely conservative and women face many barriers to economic participation.
17,070 sq. miles
$60.11 billion (USD)
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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 Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency has issued its guidelines for megawatt -scale ground-mounted and rooftop projects under the Haryana Solar Power Policy, 2016.
The Haryana government signed an MOU with Indian Oil Corporation for setting up bio-compressed natural gas plants based on paddy straw and other agricultural waste in the state. The MOU will open opportunities to establish 200 compressed biogas plants in the state by 2023, with total capacity of about 1,000 tons per day of compressed biogas.
The Haryana state cabinet has approved its Bio-Energy Policy 2018 to attract private investment to generate 150 megawatts (MW) of biomass-based power, and to support research and development of new technologies.
Japanese-based New Energy Industrial Technology and Development Organization (NEDO) will work with the Haryana governments to set up its first smart grid pilot project in Panipat. Haryana government will also install one million meters across the state.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Haryana reaches 216.85 MW (updated September 21, 2018)
Wind Performance Tracker — Haryana achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)