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

ReNew Power launches micro-grid in Paniyara village

ReNew Power inaugurated a 16 kilowatt (kW) micro-grid in Paniyara village in Uttar Pradesh and also agreed to develop 1 gigawatt (GW) of solar power and 200 MW of waste-to-energy projects.


Source: PV Tech Go to
In Detail: Press Release Go to

Uttar Pradesh cancels its letter of intent for Reliance's power project in Singhrauli

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) has canceled Reliance Power’s Chitrangi power project in Singhrauli, Madhya Pradesh, on account of not setting up the project on time.


Source: Financial Express Go to

NTPC to procure agro residue-based fuel for Dadri power plant

NTPC has invited bids to procure 1,000 metric tons of agro residue-based fuel per day for the 2,650 MW Dadri power plant in Uttar Pradesh to provide farmers with an alternate to burning crop residues.


Source: Economic Times Go to
In Detail: Press Release Go to

Related National Goals

Wind Performance Tracker — Uttar Pradesh achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)

Solar Performance Tracker — Uttar Pradesh reaches 507.74 MW (updated October 31, 2017)

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