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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Solar Performance Tracker — Odisha reaches 110.25 MW (updated September 21, 2018)
Wind Performance Tracker — Odisha achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)