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
$3.39 billion (USD)
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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 approves its electricity tariff for financial year (FY) 2021-2022. The per kilowatt hour (kWh) tariff for domestic consumers has increased from $0.050 to $0.054 for the first 100 units, $0.057 to $0.059 for next 100 units, and $0.07 to $0.08 for usage above 200 units.
Meghalaya releases its Meghalaya Electric Vehicle Policy, 2021. The policy aims to add 20,000 electric vehicles in the state by 2025.
The Meghalaya government has decided to allow mining activities to resume from May 4 for domestic purpose and has barred the export outside the country.
Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma announced sixteen mini power projects with a total generating capacity of 1,637 MW are being commissioned in Meghalaya to make the state self-reliant in electricity.
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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 4.08 MW (updated March 31, 2021)
Wind Performance Tracker — Meghalaya achieves 0 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.
Meghalaya approves its first health policy. The policy aims to address the issues of malnutrition, micronutrient deficiency, stunting, and cognitive development of children.
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.