Karnataka

Karnataka–and particularly its capital, Bangalore–shot to prominence in the 1990s as the home of India’s burgeoning IT industry. While Bangalore now faces steeper competition for the title of India’s “Silicon Valley,” it is still one of the most important destinations for foreign and domestic investment in India. Coupled with the successful establishment of aerospace and biotech industries in the state, Karnataka has emerged as a top knowledge, research and innovation hub in Asia.   However, periods of leading and lagging on reforms are the state’s main impediments to delivering on the development promises to its citizens. 

State Summary

  • Size
    74,051 sq. miles
  • Population
    61.1 million
  • State GDP
    $94.99 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    224
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    12
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    20
  • Party Affiliation
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
An employee of Shell company (C) helps visitors take a tour of Shell refineries using Virtual Reality goggles in Bangalore. (MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation's Namma metro train. (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: An employee of Shell company (C) helps visitors take a tour of Shell refineries using Virtual Reality goggles in Bangalore. (MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation's Namma metro train. (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/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  • 

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Related National Goals

U.S.–India Energy Cooperation Project TrackerThere is currently no data available for . (updated July 3, 2019)

Solar Performance Tracker — Karnataka reaches 7346.85 MW (updated March 31, 2021)

Wind Performance Tracker — Karnataka achieves 4912.6 MW (updated March 30, 2021)

Health

Health

While India’s healthcare system is expansive in terms of the number of beneficiaries covered, inequalities in access to high-quality yet affordable care continue to plague delivery systems and push citizens towards the more unregulated private sector. Similarly, while India’s National Health Policy of 2017 promises to reform this system, the responsibility to institute those reforms falls to the states who each have their own unique challenges and opportunities to meet the healthcare needs of their people. This section allows you to explore emerging healthcare policies and news covering new initiatives from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s healthcare sector.

Recent Articles

Karnataka introduces new helpline number for police, fire, and ambulance services.

Karnataka now has an integrated emergency helpline number, 112, which will allow residents of the state to call for police, fire and emergency, and ambulance services.


Source: The News Minute Go to

Ranked 17th, Karnataka asked to reduce anaemia burden by 3% every year

Ranking 17th in the Anaemia Mukt Bharat 2019-20 index, Karnataka has been tasked with reducing its anaemia burden by 3 percent every year as part of the country’s goal for 2022. This can be achieved only by providing iron folic acid supplements to vulnerable groups — children, adolescents, and pregnant women — at regular intervals and ensuring project implementation.


Source: Times of India Go to
In Detail: Anaemia Mukt Bharat 2019-20 index Go to

Rise in infant mortality rate in Karnataka

Raising concerns over the health scenario in Karnataka, the infant mortality rate (IMR) in the state has gone up from 24 to 25 in 2017, according to the Sample Registration System 2017. Karnataka had successfully brought down IMR from 28 in 2015 to 24 in 2016.


Source: The Hindu Go to

Arogya Karnataka initiative to provide free treatment to families

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah announced the ‘Arogya Karnataka’ healthcare initiative to provide free and subsidized quality treatment to below-poverty-line and above-poverty-line families in the state.


Source: Economic Times Go to
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