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.
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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.
Odisha approves a hike in the electricity tariff for FY 2021-22. The revision has resulted in an average tariff increase of $0.0041 per kWh.
Odisha government has hiked VAT on petrol and diesel. As a result, the two fuels have now become costlier by $0.04 per liter and $0.01 per liter, respectively.
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.
The Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha has said it will commence its power disconnection drive from January 16 in a phased manner as the company had pending arrears of $277.15 million by end of November last year.
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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 — Odisha reaches 401.72 MW (updated March 31, 2021)
Wind Performance Tracker — Odisha 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.
Odisha budget included a $445 million budget allocation for a livelihood and income scheme, and a $154 million budget allocation for a health coverage.
Government-Run Health Institutions in Odisha to Get Linked to Facebook & Twitter to Increase EfficiencyPosted on August 8, 2019
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.
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.
Healthcare multinational company Abbott announced it will provide one million rapid diagnostic testing kits and $840,000 funding over three years to support the goal of eliminating malaria. The funding will support capacity building, including training workers on the ground to screen and report cases into the state’s surveillance system.