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 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.
The Haryana New and Renewable Energy Department has made it mandatory for all new residential buildings, built on a plot size of 500 square yards and above to install solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants. This is also applicable to all new private medical facilities, educational institutions, hotels, and tourism complexes.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a new policy under which domestic power connections in any rural area of the state will require an up-front payment of just $3. The balance of the cost, $43 to $58, can be paid in installments of $1.50 to $3. Currently consumers have to pay the entire cost up front.
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Wind Performance Tracker — Haryana achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)
Solar Performance Tracker — Haryana reaches 191.44 MW (updated October 31, 2017)