Madhya Pradesh

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. 

State Summary

  • Size
    119,014 sq. miles
  • Population
    72.6 million
  • State GDP
    $67.19 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    230
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    11
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    11
  • Party Affiliation
    Indian National Congress (INC)
The Welspun Solar power plant outside of Bhagwanpura villiage, Neemuch. (Rahul Talreja, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)
Dr. H. K. Pradhan, director of the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory, looks at equipment in his laboratory in Bhopal. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: The Welspun Solar power plant outside of Bhagwanpura villiage, Neemuch. (Rahul Talreja, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)
Right: Dr. H. K. Pradhan, director of the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory, looks at equipment in his laboratory in Bhopal. (AFP/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

Essar Power commissions 600 MW unit at Mahan power plant in Madhya Pradesh

Essar Power announced it has commissioned the second 600 MW unit of the Mahan power plant in Madhya Pradesh, completing an overall $1 billion investment in the flagship project.


Source: Economic Times Go to
In Detail: Press Release Go to

Tender announced for 1,500 MW of grid-connected solar projects across three solar parks in Madhya Pradesh

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited has announced a tender of 1,500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects to be developed across three solar parks in the state of Madhya Pradesh.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: Bid Invitation - Agar Solar Park Go to, Bid Invitation - Neemuch Solar Park Go to, Bid Invitation - Shajapur Solar Park Go to

Lowest tariff bid achieved in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam announced that it has achieved a historic low tariff of 1 cent per kilowatt-hour (kWh), or unit, for central government buildings in its RESCO II rooftop solar tender.


Source: Economic Times Go to

Uttar Pradesh cancels its letter of intent for Reliance's power project in Singhrauli

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.


Source: Financial Express Go to

Related National Goals

Solar Performance Tracker — Madhya Pradesh reaches 1321.81 MW (updated September 21, 2018)

Wind Performance Tracker — Madhya Pradesh achieves 2141.1 MW (updated January 3, 2019)

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