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.
8,660 sq. miles
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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.
Meghalaya, a power-surplus state a few decades ago, is currently facing severe power crisis with daily load-shedding. The state’s power corporation, the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited, is in serious financial trouble.
The Meghalaya cabinet decided to hand over two hydroelectric power projects owned by the state to North Eastern Electric Power Corporation.
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.
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.
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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 — Meghalaya reaches 0.12 MW (updated May 11, 2019)
Wind Performance Tracker — Meghalaya achieves 0 MW (updated May 11, 2019)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.