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
    199.6 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

Uttar Pradesh announces new tariffs for EV charging station

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission proposed new tariffs for electric vehicle charging stations in the state to spur growth in the electric vehicle sector. The proposal was up for comments until March 6, 2019, following which a public hearing to discuss the proposals will be held.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: Tariff for Electric Vehicle Charging Go to

Uttar Pradesh releases a concept paper to amend its aptive and Renewable Energy Generating Projects Regulations

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission issued a concept paper to amend its Captive and Renewable Energy Generating Projects Regulations, 2014. The new regulations are aimed at addressing new perceived challenges, and to enhance the existing regulatory framework.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: Concept Paper Go to

Uttar Pradesh approves amendment for bidding documents for sorghum-based power

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission approved amendments to the bidding documents for the procurement of bagasse (or sorghum fiber)-based power from generators by the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: Order details Go to

Uttar Pradesh announces tender for 500 MW solar projects

The Uttar Pradesh government announced a tender for 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects with an upper tariff ceiling of $0.043/kilowatt-hour (kWh). The deadline to submit bids is February 14, 2019.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: List of Substations (in Hind) Go to

Related National Goals

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)

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

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

CCEA approved proposal to upgrade district hospital in Deoria

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.


Source: Business Standard Go to
In Detail: Press Release Go to
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