Rajasthan

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. 

State Summary

  • Size
    132,139 sq. miles
  • Population
    68.6 million
  • State GDP
    $80 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    200
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    10
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    25
  • Party Affiliation
    Indian National Congress (INC)
A material shop in the local markets in the walled city center of Jaipur. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
A view of the “Golden City”, Jaisalmer, from the top of the Jaisalmer fort. (Vivek2285, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)
Left: A material shop in the local markets in the walled city center of Jaipur. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Right: A view of the “Golden City”, Jaisalmer, from the top of the Jaisalmer fort. (Vivek2285, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)
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

Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission invites suggestions for regulations on Renewable Purchase Obligations

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.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: Draft RERC (Renewable Energy Certificate and Renewable Purchase Obligation Compliance Framework ) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2019 Go to

Rajashtan issues amendments to renewable purchase obligations

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.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (Renewable Energy Obligation)(Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2018 Go to

Rajasthan releases draft amendments on deviation settlement mechanism for grid-connected power

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.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: Draft amendments in Deviation Settlement Mechanism Regulations Go to

Rajasthan issues new net metering 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.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: Draft amendments in Net Metering Regulations Go to

Related National Goals

Solar Performance Tracker — Rajasthan reaches 3038 MW (updated April 5, 2019)

Wind Performance Tracker — Rajasthan achieves 4310 MW (updated April 5, 2019)

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

Controlled distribution of new TB drugs may help resistant patients

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.


Source: Times of India Go to

Latest numbers of a Zika virus outbreak show 5 new cases detected

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.


Source: NDTV Go to

USAID launched world's first health-impact bond to reduce maternal deaths in Rajasthan

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.


Source: The Hindu Go to
In Detail: Press Release Go to
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