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. Fifteen years of stable government has allowed the continuous build out of infrastructure improving transportation and electricity connectivity to remote corners in the state. As the largest producer of agricultural products in the country, the state seeks to add value to this sector by building out agri-business and food processing industries. Major urban centers in the state are also home to pharmaceutical, information technology, automobile, defense, and textile industries.
119,014 sq. miles
$67.19 billion (USD)
Legislative Assembly Seats
Rajya Sabha Seats
Lok Sabha Seats
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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.
Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission announces a power tariff hike of 1.98 percent for the financial year 2020-21. The hike is not applicable for low-use commercial and domestic consumer.
The Madhya Pradesh government has raised the cess levied on petrol and diesel. As a result, the two fuels have now become costlier by $0.01.
The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission has reduced the rate of current late payment surcharge for the electricity distribution companies in the state.
The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has amended regulations for co-generation and generation of electricity from renewable energy sources. As part of the amendment, MPERC has defined “captive renewable energy generation source” as a project set up by any person to generate electricity primarily for his own use and includes a project set up by any co-operative society or association.
Related National Goals
U.S.–India Energy Cooperation Project Tracker — There is currently no data available for . (updated July 3, 2019)
Solar Performance Tracker — Madhya Pradesh reaches 2463.22 MW (updated March 31, 2021)
Wind Performance Tracker — Madhya Pradesh achieves 2519.89 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.
The state has announced opening of 200 stores, which will provide medicines at cheaper rates under the central government’s Pradhar Mantri Janaushadhi intiative.