Odisha

Odisha struggles with significant challenges, including a difficult neighborhood, persistent left-wing violence, and interior districts that are some of the poorest and most isolated in India. The state government, led by the Biju Janata Dal, has largely responded with populist measures that have won it unusual stability in office. Increased pressure from the opposition, however, may prompt the government to rethink its approach.

State Summary

  • Size
    60,119 sq. miles
  • Population
    42 million
  • State GDP
    $42.19 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    147
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    10
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    21
  • Party Affiliation
    Biju Janata Dal (BJD)
A general view of the Vedanta aluminum refinery at Lanjigarh. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Hindu devotees gather as three giant chariots are pulled during the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri. (STR/AFP/GettyImages)
Left: A general view of the Vedanta aluminum refinery at Lanjigarh. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: Hindu devotees gather as three giant chariots are pulled during the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri. (STR/AFP/GettyImages)
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

Odisha's Gridco to purchase 40 MW solar power from National Hydroelectric Power Corporation

Gridco, Odisha’s bulk power procurer and trader, has expressed interest to purchase 40 MW of solar power from the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation. The hydropower generation company has proposed to set up the 40-MW solar plant in Odisha with an investment of about $26.3 million, and the state technical committee has approved the proposal.


Source: Business Standard Go to

Odisha approves proposal to set up 40MW solar plant in state

The state government of Odisha approved a proposal by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd to establish a 40 MW solar plant in Odisha with an investment of about $27 million.


Source: Business Standard Go to

Revived Talcher plant in Odisha to convert coal into gas

Prime Minister Modi said the $1.8 billion project to revive the Talcher fertilizer plant will, for the first time, convert coal into gas for use as feedstock and for producing neem-coated urea. He also stated that the project, which will start production in 36 months, will help cut import of natural gas and fertilizer and make India self-reliant.


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SECI allocates 50 MW of wind power generated in Gujarat to Odisha

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has allocated 50 MW of wind power capacity from Gujarat to Odisha in order to meet Odisha’s renewable purchase obligations (RPO).


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Related National Goals

Solar Performance Tracker — Odisha reaches 110.25 MW (updated September 21, 2018)

Wind Performance Tracker — Odisha achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)

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