Long held up as an example of the poverty of India’s eastern regions, Jharkhand is seeking to capitalize on its mineral-rich terrain to boost development. It remains to be seen whether the relatively vigorous government can overcome lingering left-wing violence and poor infrastructure to deliver inclusive growth.
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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 Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) has signed an agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited for the deployment of 50 electric vehicles (EVs) at various JBVNL offices in Ranchi. In the first batch, 20 EVs will be handed over to JBVNL, followed by 30 vehicles after two weeks.
Jharkhand government plans to lay a new gas pipeline to provide cheap and safe gas across the state across Ranchi-Dhanbad-Bokaro-Jamshedpur.
Jharkhand has instituted a ‘Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat’ in the state from Balijore village in Dumka district. $47 million has been earmarked in the budget for LPG and stove distribution, with a target of 2.8 million poor families getting the connections this year.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das launched the Saubhagya initiative in the state, a central government program to provide electricity to all households by 2018.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Jharkhand reaches 31.78 MW (updated September 21, 2018)
Wind Performance Tracker — Jharkhand achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)