Punjab

Thanks to the Green Revolution, for 50 years Punjab has been the breadbasket of India. It’s large, prosperous farms still provide one of the highest standards of living of any Indian state. But Punjab has struggled in recent years thanks to the fall in food prices and its failure to build 21st-century industries such as agro-processing. It doesn’t help that the state’s previous government was widely perceived as ineffective and complicit in large-scale corruption; the current government has been focusing on supporting the food processing, light engineering, textile and garments, and power sector industries. 

State Summary

  • Size
    19,445 sq. miles
  • Population
    27.7 million
  • State GDP
    $49.08 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    117
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    7
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    13
  • Party Affiliation
    Indian National Congress (INC)
A farmer uses a combine to plough a wheat field on the outskirts of Amritsar. (Photo credi: NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers construct part of the France-India Solar Direct Punjab Solar Park project in Muradwala. (NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images
Left: A farmer uses a combine to plough a wheat field on the outskirts of Amritsar. (Photo credi: NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: Workers construct part of the France-India Solar Direct Punjab Solar Park project in Muradwala. (NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images
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

Related National Goals

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

Solar Performance Tracker — Punjab reaches 947.1 MW (updated March 31, 2021)

Wind Performance Tracker — Punjab 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

Centre sanctions medical college for Punjab

Responding to Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh’s request, the center has given approval for setting up a new government medical college at Hoshiarpur, in addition to upgrading the existing local civil hospital.


Source: Times of India Go to

Punjab launches India hypertension control initiative in 5 districts

The Punjab Health Department has joined hands with the World Health Organization and the central government’s Indian Council of Medical Research and Vital Strategies Organisation for early identification and treatment of patients suffering from hypertension.


Source: Daily Pioneer Go to

Diagnostic centres to be set up in civil hospitals in Punjab under PPP mode

The Punjab health department plans to invite private players to set up diagnostic facilities inside civil hospitals. According to a policy being finalized by the department, tenders will be floated for private players to set up diagnostic centers to be run under public private partnerships.


Source: Hindustan Times Go to
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