Uttar Pradesh is India’s largest state in terms of population and often acts as the center of gravity of northern Indian politics. Underdeveloped and historically seen as ungovernable, Uttar Pradesh struggles with almost every challenge modern India faces: poverty, communal tension, poor infrastructure, etc. Yet the state has seen growth in recent years, and the scale of its problems offers an unbeatable opportunity to test innovative solutions.
93,023 sq. miles
$133.35 billion (USD)
Legislative Assembly Seats
Rajya Sabha Seats
Lok Sabha Seats
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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.
The National Thermal Power Corporation announced that it has won 40 MW solar energy projects in an auction conducted by Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency recently. The company quoted a tariff of $0.04 per kilowatt-hour for a period of 25 years to win the auction.
UPPCL has signed a PSA for procuring 460 MW of wind power with SECI.
Power utility Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) has proposed hiking electricity tariffs by more than 25 percent for domestic consumers.
The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued draft open access regulations, 2019. These regulations will apply to consumers for open access connected to the intra-state transmission system and the electricity distribution companies in the state.
Related National Goals
U.S.–India Energy Cooperation Project Tracker — There is currently no data available for . (updated July 3, 2019)
Solar Performance Tracker — Uttar Pradesh reaches 960.1 MW (updated May 11, 2019)
Wind Performance Tracker — Uttar Pradesh achieves 0 MW (updated May 11, 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.
The Uttar Pradesh government presented a $67.2 billion budget for 2019-20, and announced new programs such as the “Kanya Sumangala Yojana” to raise health and educational standard of girls, as well as a program to conserve bovine cattle in the state.
India’s largest online health camp, myUpchar, launched its “Saathi” app and “Health Card” in Uttar Pradesh to provide healthcare services in rural areas of the state. myUpchar and its partners partner will collect the basic details like weight, height, blood pressure, glucose, pulse, and temperature from these areas and share those on the app with doctors.
The city of Meerut opened its first Culture and Drug Sensitivity Lab on Wednesday to check adverse drug reactions on Tuberculosis patients at Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial (LLRM) Medical College.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a proposal by the Uttar Pradesh government to upgrade the district hospital at Deoria and establish a new medical college at a cost of $36 million.