The 29th and newest state in India, Telangana was birthed from the division of Andhra Pradesh into two states in 2014. Its capital Hyderabad is home to one of India’s largest IT hubs, with large technology firms such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. based there. Competition between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for investment has led the Telangana government to take the lead in e-governance and promotion of startups.
43,273 sq. miles
$60.55 billion (USD)
Legislative Assembly Seats
Rajya Sabha Seats
Lok Sabha Seats
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)
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.
Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited announced a plan to convert domestic consumers with postpaid meters to shift to prepaid meters by offering those consumers discounts.
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.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned an 800 MW thermal power unit for the Kothagudem Thermal Power Station within a record time of 46 months.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has fully commissioned the 120 MW Pulichintala Hydro-Electric Project in Suryapet district of Telangana with the fourth and final 30 MW hydroelectric unit coming online. Bharat Heavy Electricals had earlier commissioned three units of the 4x30 MW project.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Telangana reaches 3400 MW (updated April 5, 2019)
Wind Performance Tracker — Telangana achieves 128.1 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.
Telangana Diagnostics, a center-funded state-run service which falls under the center’s National Health Mission, will be scaled up to cover the entire state following successful runs in Hyderabad.
The United States Pharmacopeia has joined hands with the Telangana government to set up a training institute to help prepare university graduates and pharmaceutical professionals.
The center has given in principle approval for establishing a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Telangana. The center has begun to work with the state government on land acquisition.
The Telangana government will issue a unique identification number for each of the 5.5 million children in government, private, and corporate schools and also madrasas in the coming academic year, to track children out of schools.