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.  Odisha was an early adopter of power sector reforms; more recently its capital, Bhubaneswar, was the first ranked “Smart City” in the country.  Paired with relative political stability, Odisha’s stature as an investment destination is rising.

State Policies

Solar Policy: Odisha Solar Policy (2013), Renewable Energy Policy (2016)

Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) Policy: MSME Development Policy (2016)

Electric Mobility Policy: Electric Vehicle Policy (2021)

Industry Policy: Industrial Policy Resolution (2015)

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

NESCO To Begin Power Disconnection Drive In North Odisha Dists From Feb 18

Following in the footsteps of the Central Electricity Supply Utility for collection from defaulters, North Eastern Electricity Supply Company of Odisha Limited has decided to start a disconnection drive from February 18. The officials said the power distribution company will send notices to domestic and commercial consumers, asking them to deposit their arrears within 15 days.


Source: Odisha Bytes Go to

Related National Goals

U.S.–India Energy Cooperation Project TrackerThere is currently no data available for . (updated July 3, 2019)

Solar Performance Tracker — Odisha reaches 401.72 MW (updated March 31, 2021)

Wind Performance Tracker — Odisha achieves 0 MW (updated March 30, 2021)

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

Government-Run Health Institutions in Odisha to Get Linked to Facebook & Twitter to Increase Efficiency

Healthcare services in Odisha are being made more effective and more transparent by a state government initiative to widen the use of social media by health institutions across the state.


Source: News18 Go to

School girls in Odisha to receive free sanitary pads

The Odisha cabinet approved the ‘Khushi Yojana’ to provide 1.725 million school girls in the state with free sanitary pads, and allocated $65.58 million over 5 years.


Source: People matters Go to
In Detail: Odisha BPO Policy 2019 Go to
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