Maharashtra

Maharashtra is India’s economic powerhouse, home to the economic capital of Mumbai and the source of 40% of the central government’s tax revenues. 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 fractious and ungovernable Mumbai.

State Summary

  • Size
    118,809 sq. miles
  • Population
    112.4 million
  • State GDP
    $233.41 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    288
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    19
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    48
  • Party Affiliation
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
    Shiv Sena (SS)
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) taxis are driven past Chhatrapati Shivaji (Victoria) Terminus train station in Mumbai. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Under construction residential buildings rise into the skyline of Mumbai. (PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) taxis are driven past Chhatrapati Shivaji (Victoria) Terminus train station in Mumbai. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: Under construction residential buildings rise into the skyline of Mumbai. (PUNIT PARANJPE/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

Maharashtra faces acute coal shortage

Most coal power plants in Maharashtra are running on less than ten days’ stock, underscoring an acute coal shortage that could result in power shortages and load shedding in the state. According to data from the Central Electricity Authority, six of Maharashtra’s thermal power plants are running on less than four days’ stock of coal.


Source: Indian Express Go to

Maharashtra State Power Corporation to begin trading solar power

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company has procured a power trading license from the state electricity regulatory commission, and has outlined plan to purchase solar power from upcoming power projects and sell it to the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company.


Source: DNA Go to

Maharashtra to set up 500 electric vehicle charging stations


The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited will set up 500 e-vehicle charging stations across the state to encourage use of electric vehicles.

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Source: Times of India Go to

Maharashtra floats 1,400 MW solar tender despite poor earlier response


Despite receiving poor response for a 1,000 MW distributed generation power tender, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited has floated another tender for purchase of 1,400MW. In its earlier 1,000 MW tender, it had received bids for only 287... Read More ›


Source: Times of India Go to
In Detail: Notice for invitation of Tenders Go to

Related National Goals

Solar Performance Tracker — Maharashtra reaches 1419.18 MW (updated September 21, 2018)

Wind Performance Tracker — Maharashtra achieves 4653.83 MW (updated March 31, 2016)

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