Haryana

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.

State Summary

  • Size
    17,070 sq. miles
  • Population
    25.4 million
  • State GDP
    $60.11 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    90
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    5
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    10
  • Party Affiliation
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
People look over a mall in the DLF Cyber City area of Gurgaon. (CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Nomadic shepherds lead their sheep along a road on the outskirts of Faridabad. (MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: People look over a mall in the DLF Cyber City area of Gurgaon. (CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: Nomadic shepherds lead their sheep along a road on the outskirts of Faridabad. (MONEY SHARMA/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

Haryana announces its new bio-energy policy

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.


Source: United News of India Go to
In Detail: Haryana Bio-Energy Policy 2018 Go to

Japanese-based NEDO to help set up Haryana's first smart grid pilot project

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.


Sources: Money Control Go to, The Tribune Go to

Haryana mandates all new residential buildings to install a solar PV power plant

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.


Source: Indian Express Go to

New rural power connections in Haryana will require an up-front payment of just $3

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.


Source: NDTV Go to

Related National Goals

Wind Performance Tracker — Haryana achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)

Solar Performance Tracker — Haryana reaches 191.44 MW (updated October 31, 2017)

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