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

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).


Source: Business Standard Go to

NTPC to begin operations at Odisha's supercritical coal power plant by fall 2019

NTPC Ltd will start commercial operations of its $1.9 billion 1600 MW (2x800) supercritical coal-based power plant at Darlipalli in Odisha’s Sundergarh by September 2019.


Source: Business Standard Go to

MNRE approves plans for Odisha's 1000 MW solar park

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has approved Odisha’s phased project design to first develop 400 MW capacity and then the rest of a 1000 MW solar park. The state has identified 1415 acres of land for the first phase in Sambalpur and Boudh districts in the state.


Source: Business Standard Go to

Related National Goals

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

Solar Performance Tracker — Odisha reaches 79.49 MW (updated October 31, 2017)

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