Meghalaya

Sandwiched between Bangladesh and the Indian state of Assam, Meghalaya is distinguished from the much larger Assam by its hilly terrain and largely Christian population. With little trade or industry, the state’s population largely supports itself with subsistence farming, but the abundance of water makes Meghalaya an important location for hydroelectric power development.

State Summary

  • Size
    8,660 sq. miles
  • Population
    3 million
  • State GDP
    $3.39 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    60
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    1
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    2
  • Party Affiliation
    National People's Party (NPP)
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
 Khasi farmer carries a bag of radish for sale after picking from fields on the outskirts of Shillong. (BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers load coal onto trucks at a coal depot near Lad Rymbai. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Left: Khasi farmer carries a bag of radish for sale after picking from fields on the outskirts of Shillong. (BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: Workers load coal onto trucks at a coal depot near Lad Rymbai. (Daniel Berehulak/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

Meghalaya approves plan to serve a guarantor for Meghalaya Power Generation Corporation Limited

The Meghalaya cabinet has approved a proposal from the Power Department Act as a guarantor for $23.6 million out of a total $111.1 million that the Meghalaya Power Generation Corporation Limited plans to raise by issuing bonds.


Source: The Shillong Times Go to

JICA announces $44 million grant to renovate and upgrade hydroelectric power station in Meghalaya

JICA announced it will provide $44 million for the renovation and modernization of the Umiam-Umtru Stage III hydroelectric power station in Meghalaya. The objective of the renovation is to reduce power shortage in the state. 


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

Meghalaya issues new regulations for solar and wind energy generation

The Meghalaya State Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued new regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement for solar and wind energy generation in the state. According to the new regulations, MSERC would impose the deviation charges on project developers and procurers for under as well as over injection of power into the grid.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: MSERC regulation document Go to

Related National Goals

Solar Performance Tracker — Meghalaya reaches 0.06 MW (updated April 5, 2019)

Wind Performance Tracker — Meghalaya achieves 0 MW (updated April 5, 2019)

Health

Health

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.

Recent Articles

State government launched program to address shortage of specialists

The state government launched the “Design and Adoption of Alternate Models for Responding to Address Shortage of Medical Specialists in Meghalaya” (ADARSH) program to address the perpetual shortage of specialist doctors in Meghalaya.


Source: The Sentinel Assam Go to
In Detail: Twitter Announcement Go to

Meghalaya is attempting to achieve 100% vaccine coverage for Measles-Rubella

Meghalaya aims to cover more than 1.3 million children to achieve 100 percent coverage under the Measles-Rubella Vaccination campaign, which will be launched in the state on October 1.


Source: North East Now Go to
In Detail: Press Release Go to

A national Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign is scheduled for Meghalaya

A national Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign is scheduled to be conducted in Meghalaya from September 24. The campaign aims to eradicate measles and control rubella/congenital rubella syndrome by 2020, and will target all children from 9 months to 15 years of age.


Source: The Shillong Times Go to

State government to extend the policy period of the Megha Health Insurance Scheme

Meghalaya health minister A L Hek said the state government has decided to extend the policy period of the Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS-III) until October 1 this year. Once the policy period ends, the government will implement the new MHIS-IV, which had already been approved in convergence with the center’s Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Mission or Ayushman Bharat.


Source: Daily Pioneer Go to
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