Madhya Pradesh, India’s second largest state by area, is seeking to build a reputation as one of the country’s most dynamic states despite the steep challenges presented by a poor, largely agrarian and rural population. Led by a stable and vigorous government closely aligned with Prime Minister Modi, the state is seeking to attract foreign investment in agribusiness and manufacturing.
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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 Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) has canceled Reliance Power’s Chitrangi power project in Singhrauli, Madhya Pradesh, on account of not setting up the project on time.
The World Bank signed a memorandum of agreement (MOU) with Rewa Ultra Mega Solar to provide a loan of $30 million to develop a 750 MW solar power plant in Rewa and a second one in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh.
The International Finance Corporation is expected to invest $440 million in Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh. The investment will be in the form of debt in three companies, Mahindra Renewables, Acme, and Actis, building units in the park.
The Madhya Pradesh state cabinet has approved a 0.7 cents per liter increase to the levy imposed on petrol and diesel.
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Wind Performance Tracker — Madhya Pradesh achieves 2141.1 MW (updated March 31, 2016)
Solar Performance Tracker — Madhya Pradesh reaches 1139.99 MW (updated October 31, 2017)