Karnataka–and particularly its capital, Bengaluru–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.
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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.
Karnataka proposes a ceiling tariff of $0.04 per kilowatt hour for wind tenders issued by state electricity distribution licensees for the FY 2021-22.
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U.S.–India Energy Cooperation Project Tracker — There 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 4938.6 MW (updated March 30, 2021)
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.
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.
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.
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.