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. Karnataka has also successfully built hubs in the aerospace and biotech industries, although its government is not known for aggressive reforms.

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
    Indian National Congress (INC)
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

Recent Articles

Four cents per unit offered as lowest price in Karnataka's latest solar auction

The lowest price offered in the latest solar auction of 860 megawatts (MW) by Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL) was 4 cents per unit, higher than those seen in recent auctions in other state auctions.


Source: Economic Times Go to

Karnataka to deploy electric vehicles in Bengaluru

Karnataka is set to procure and deploy 40 electric buses, 100 four wheelers and 500 three wheelers along with setting up of charging infrastructure across the city of Bengaluru. 


Source: Money Control Go to

Related National Goals

Wind Performance Tracker — Karnataka achieves 2869.15 MW (updated March 31, 2016)

Solar Performance Tracker — Karnataka reaches 1492.38 MW (updated October 31, 2017)

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