Sikkim

Sikkim sticks out sharply from India’s northern border, sharing frontiers with more countries (Nepal, China, and Bhutan) than it does with fellow states (West Bengal). Its mountainous terrain has kept it culturally and economically isolated from the rest of India, with agriculture and tourism major industries, but in recent years Sikkim has harnessed the power of central government investment to become one of India’s fastest growing states.

State Summary

  • Size
    2,740 sq. miles
  • Population
    0.6 million
  • State GDP
    $1.91 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    32
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    1
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    1
  • Party Affiliation
    Sikkim Democractic Front (SDF)
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Buddhist monks walk at the 130 foot Lord Buddha statue during the Dzung ceremony as Buddha Park is unveiled on February 25, 2013. (DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images)
General view of construction of a Hydroelectric Project by India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) on the River Teesta. (DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/GettyImages)
Left: Buddhist monks walk at the 130 foot Lord Buddha statue during the Dzung ceremony as Buddha Park is unveiled on February 25, 2013. (DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: General view of construction of a Hydroelectric Project by India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) on the River Teesta. (DIPTENDU DUTTA/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

Sikkim joins center's UDAY power bailout initiative

Sikkim has become the 22nd state to join the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY)—the bailout program designed to free state electricity distribution companies from their debt burdens. Membership is estimate to bring the state a financial benefit of $53.3 million.


Source: Economic Times Go to

Stage III of the hydroelectric Teesta power project commissioned at 1200 MW

Sikkim commissioned the 1,200 MW hydroelectric Teesta Stage III Power Project. The $2 billion project is designed to provide 12 percent of the state’s power free for the first 15 years and 15 percent thereafter.


Source: Voice of Sikkim Go to

Related National Goals

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

Solar Performance Tracker — Sikkim reaches 0.01 MW (updated October 31, 2017)

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