Maharashtra is India’s economic powerhouse, home to the economic capital of Mumbai and the source of a significant source of the central government’s tax revenues. Thanks in large part to the many industries located in the state and progressive government policies, since the early 2000s, the state remains a top destination for investors in a range of sectors. But the massive state also embodies many of India’s contradictions; its eastern reaches are remote, prone to drought, and deeply poor. The current government is seeking to bring development to those areas while not neglecting the needs of its urban centers including the megacity of Mumbai.
118,809 sq. miles
$233.41 billion (USD)
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Shiv Sena (SS), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
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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 Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission sets $0.039 per kilowatt hour (kWh) as the generic tariff for surplus power procured from rooftop solar projects. The tariff is applicable for the financial year (FY) 2021-22.
Maharashtra allows a green power tariff of $0.009 per kWh for consumers opting for 100 percent green energy. The power sourced from renewables is $0.02 per kWh less than the power sourced from conventional power plants in the state.
Maharashtra launches its agriculture pump power connection policy. The policy aims to provide eight hour power supply to farmers in the next three years (2021-23).
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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 — Maharashtra reaches 2289.97 MW (updated March 31, 2021)
Wind Performance Tracker — Maharashtra achieves 5000.33 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 Maharashtra government created a Transgender Welfare Board to provide formal education, employment opportunities, conduct health programs, and give legal help to members of the transgender community.
In an attempt to reduce child mortality rate, the state government has decided to provide a baby care kit worth $27.80 each to children born in state health care centers or government hospitals.
The fight against TB is set to intensify in Maharashtra with the involvement of NGOs, who will work closely with private practitioners to find the ‘missing’ TB patients and put them on treatment while ensuring their confidentiality.
The government of Maharashtra signed an MOU with NITI Aayog and the Wadhwani AI group to launch the International Center for Transformational Artificial Intelligence focusing on the rural healthcare in the state. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that this project was aimed at fostering a greater collaboration in the healthcare sector.