Union Territory of Ladakh

The Union Territory of Ladakh was established on 31st October 2019, following the passage of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act. The region is known for its natural beauty and high-altitude terrain. The union territory is sparsely populated, and the economy is largely dependent on domestic and foreign tourism, and agriculture. In January 2021, the central government and the Central Water Commission sanctioned eight hydropower projects of 144-megawatt capacity on the Indus River and its tributaries in Ladakh. Since the state experiences approximately 320 days of clear sunlight, it has been identified as an ideal location for future solar power generation. Ladakh has also been the sight of a tense standoff between Indian and Chinese troops, especially in the disputed Aksai Chin region in the east and along the “line of actual control” between India and China.

State Summary

  • Size
    22,836 sq. miles
  • Population
    0.3 million
  • State GDP
    Not available billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    N/A
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    0
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    1
  • Party Affiliation
    President's Rule
Shey, INDIA: Buddhist nuns perform a rarely performed religious dance called Nga Chham, outside The Naro Photang Puspahari temple in Shey, Some 15 kilometers south of Leh, 19 July 2007. (MANPREET ROMANA/AFP via Getty Images)
An Indian Air Force aircraft is seen against the backdrop of mountains surrounding Leh, the joint capital of the union territory of Ladakh, on June 27, 2020. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP via Getty Images)
Left: Shey, INDIA: Buddhist nuns perform a rarely performed religious dance called Nga Chham, outside The Naro Photang Puspahari temple in Shey, Some 15 kilometers south of Leh, 19 July 2007. (MANPREET ROMANA/AFP via Getty Images)
Right: An Indian Air Force aircraft is seen against the backdrop of mountains surrounding Leh, the joint capital of the union territory of Ladakh, on June 27, 2020. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP via Getty Images)
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.

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U.S.–India Energy Cooperation Project TrackerThere is currently no data available for . (updated July 3, 2019)

Solar Performance TrackerTelangana reaches 1609.27 MW. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has not reported the state-wise distribution for solar target for . (updated March 31, 2021)

Wind Performance TrackerThere is no data available for . (updated March 30, 2021)

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.

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