Rajasthan is the largest state in India by area, much of which is composed of the vast Thar desert. Historically, Rajasthan has lagged on several human development indicators. Successive governments have focused on improving inter-state and intra-state connectivity while unleashing policies to attract manufacturing service industries. Rajasthan is the top tourist destination in the country thanks to its rich history of princely states. Aside from the tourism industry, the state is leveraging its geostrategic location to help develop manufacturing clusters along India’s dedicated western freight corridor that will link Delhi to Mumbai.
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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.
Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission invites suggestions for regulations on Renewable Purchase ObligationsPosted on February 13, 2019
The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued a notice inviting suggestions from interested parties before finalizing the third amendment to its Renewable Energy Certificate and Renewable Purchase Obligation Compliance Framework Regulations, 2019.
The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued a fifth amendment to its regulations for renewable energy obligation (RPO), reducing the renewable purchase obligation for financial year (FY) 2018-19 from 6.75 percent to 4.75 percent. The revised RPO for FY 2018-19 will be applied retroactively from April 1, 2018.
The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued draft amendments to the 2017 regulations on deviation settlement mechanism for grid-connected power. The regulations aim to maintain grid discipline and grid security, and are open for comments and suggestions until January 24, 2019.
In Detail: Draft amendments in Deviation Settlement Mechanism Regulations
The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued new regulations for connectivity and net metering of rooftop and small solar grid interactive systems in the state.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Rajasthan reaches 3038 MW (updated April 5, 2019)
Wind Performance Tracker — Rajasthan achieves 4310 MW (updated April 5, 2019)
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.
The state’s health department’s plan of controlled distribution of new tuberculosis drugs limits patient-use in hope of combating multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Committees at government-run medical colleges decide which MDR-TB patients receive each new drug.
Rajasthan is facing a swine flu outbreak. In the last month, 1,627 people across the state have tested positive for the virus, and 59 people have died.
Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health, of the government of Rajasthan Veenu Gupta released the latest numbers of a Zika virus outbreak in Rajasthan, noting that five new cases of Zika virus were detected in Jaipur and that there are now 60 confirmed infected cases total.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the world’s first health-impact bond, the Utkrisht Impact Bond, to reduce maternal and neo-natal deaths in Rajasthan. The $2.25 million bond is a public-private partnership, with private funders paying to improve private health facilities. USAID will pay out on the bonds only if the providers achieve certain targets.