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

Amplus Energy Solutions to build 300 MW of solar capacity in Maharashtra

Amplus Energy Solutions signed an agreement with Maharashtra to build 300 MW solar capacity in the state, ground-mounted and rooftop, requiring an investment of $230 million.


Source: Money Control Go to

MSEDCL to procure bagasse-based co-generation power

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited has been approved to procure bagasse-based co-generation power through the competitive bidding process fixed at a maximum price of 7 cents per unit.


Source: Nagpur Today Go to

Maharashtra announces its electric vehicle policy

Maharashtra announced its electric vehicle policy, which includes incentives such as various levels of subsidies for consumers, a 25 percent of subsidy on the first 250 charging stations, and incentives for component and battery makers, among others.


Source: Bloomberg Quint Go to
In Detail: Maharashtra Electric Vehicle and Related Infrastructure Policy 2018 Go to

Related National Goals

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

Solar Performance Tracker — Maharashtra reaches 515.01 MW (updated October 31, 2017)

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