Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu, which prizes its distinctiveness and independence from northern India, was one of India’s first states to industrialize and has built an impressive industrial base. Its high-functioning bureaucracy is known for excellent administration of welfare schemes, giving the state some of the best social indicators in India. In recent years, however, Tamil Nadu’s competitiveness has slipped as its government has been slow to adopt reforms or to appeal to foreign investors.

State Summary

  • Size
    50,216 sq. miles
  • Population
    72.1 million
  • State GDP
    $132.03 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    234
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    18
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    39
  • Party Affiliation
    All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazahagam (AIADMK)
Workers labor on assembly lines of components for Datsun Go and Renault Kwid vehicles at Renault Nissan Automotive India factory in Chennai. (ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Salt pans in Marakkanam where sea water is pumped into large pans and dried. (Sandip Dey, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)
Left: Workers labor on assembly lines of components for Datsun Go and Renault Kwid vehicles at Renault Nissan Automotive India factory in Chennai. (ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: Salt pans in Marakkanam where sea water is pumped into large pans and dried. (Sandip Dey, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)
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

Tamil Nadu releases new Solar Energy Policy

The Tamil Nadu government unveiled a new Solar Energy Policy, 2019. The policy set a target of generating 9,000 MW of solar power for the state by 2022.


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In Detail: Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy 2019 Go to

Tamil Nadu proposes feed-in tariff for solar power procurement

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission has proposed a feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) procurement in its latest consultative paper. The tariff will apply to procurement from all solar PV projects of capacity 1 MW and above. The paper is open for comments until March 1, 2019.


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In Detail: Consultative Paper Go to

Shortage of 1,000 MW of power in Tamil Nadu due to closure of three thermal plants

The closure of three thermal units in Tiruvallur district owned by a joint venture between Tangdeco and the National Thermal Power Corporation will cause shortage of 1,000MW of power for the state distribution company.


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Tamil Nadu wind power developers complain about low tariffs

Tamil Nadu wind power developers have complained to the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity that the latest tariff of $0.038 per kilowatt-hour, or unit, is too low and Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulator Commission has not taken into consideration the total cost for setting up a wind power tower.


Source: Times of India Go to

Related National Goals

Solar Performance Tracker — Tamil Nadu reaches 2575.22 MW (updated May 11, 2019)

Wind Performance Tracker — Tamil Nadu achieves 8968.91 MW (updated May 11, 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

Tamil Nadu government to increase coverage of its insurance scheme

The Tamil Nadu government announced that it will increase the coverage of its insurance scheme from $2,870 to $7,175. As a result, the 15.8 million families registered under the government’s health scheme can now obtain treatment that costs up to $7,175 per year at no cost to them.


Source: The Hindu Business Line Go to

Tamil Nadu to increase TB detection clinics

After finding a gross delay in diagnosis of patients with tuberculosis, the state has decided to make testing facilities available in all public hospitals from primary health centers to medical college hospitals across the state.


Source: Times of India Go to

Tamil Nadu to merge existing insurance scheme with Ayushman Bharat program

The Tamil Nadu government has signed an MOU to merge the existing Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme of the state, introduced in 2009, with the prime minister’s Jan Arogya Yojana or Ayushman Bharat program. Tamil Nadu’s health insurance scheme covers 15.7 million families and gives up to $6,800 every year, per family, on par with the prime minister’s scheme.


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Tamil Nadu became the 30th state to enlist in Ayushman Bharat

Tamil Nadu became the 30th state to sign up for the central government’s Ayushman Bharat Scheme by signing an agreement with the center in association with the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme in the state.


Source: The Hindu Business Line Go to
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