Uttar Pradesh

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.

State Summary

  • Size
    93,023 sq. miles
  • Population
    199.8 million
  • State GDP
    $133.35 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    403
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    31
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    80
  • Party Affiliation
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
A farmer harvests a crop of wheat in a field in Ghaziabad. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman works at a call center of TravelKhana, India’s vast railway network, in Noida. (CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: A farmer harvests a crop of wheat in a field in Ghaziabad. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: A woman works at a call center of TravelKhana, India’s vast railway network, in Noida. (CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/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.

Subsectors

Coal  •  Energy Efficiency  •  Energy-related Transportation  •  Nuclear  •  Oil and Gas  •  Power  •  Renewables  • 

Recent Articles

UP Launches Trading Platform for Rooftop Solar Power

Uttar Pradesh launches a peer to peer trading platform for rooftop solar power. The project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of energy trading from solar-powered rooftops to neighboring households and buildings.


Source: Mercom Go to

Uttar Pradesh will not hike electricity tariffs.

Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) rejects a hike in electricity tariff. The state distribution utility had proposed a slab change in electricity rates to increase the tariff.


Source: Hindustan Times Go to
In Detail: Tariff order Go to

Lucknow makes solar rooftops mandatory for upcoming houses and commercial units being built on 500 square meter land

Lucknow Development Authority makes solar rooftops mandatory for upcoming houses and commercial units being built on 500 square meter land. Lucknow will be the first district in Uttar Pradesh to implement this policy.


Source: Economic Times Go to

Related National Goals

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

Solar Performance Tracker — Uttar Pradesh reaches 1667.5 MW (updated March 31, 2021)

Wind Performance Tracker — Uttar Pradesh achieves 0 MW (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.

Recent Articles

UP CM Yogi Adityanath launches new emergency helpline number 112

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath launched an all-encompassing emergency helpline number ‘112’ to access police, fire brigade, ambulance and other services under the Emergency Response Support System.


Source: India Today Go to

New programs announced to raise health standard of girls

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.


Source: The Hindu Go to
In Detail: Uttar Pradesh Budget Portal Go to

myUpchar launched apps to collect basic details of users and share info with doctors

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.


Source: Economic Times Go to

City opened its first lab to check drug sensitivity in TB patients

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.


Source: Times of India Go to
In Detail: Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial (LLRM) Medical College Go to
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