Due to the strong growth in capital investments, Uttarakhand is one of the fastest growing states in India. Uttarakhand, which was broken off from Uttar Pradesh in 2001, is divided between the plains and the Himalayan foothills and is home to some of the holiest religious sites in India.
20,650 sq. miles
$18.99 billion (USD)
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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 Upper Yamuna Review Committee attended by Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and chaired by Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadakari, accepted the claim of Uttarakhand on all 300 MW of power produced at Lakhwad multipurpose project.
The Uttarakhand state cabinet has decided to bring down value added tax (VAT) on diesel and natural gas used for the industrial consumption by 12 and 15 percent respectively.
French developers EREN Renewable Energy and EDF Energies Nouvelles have commissioned three solar plants with a combined capacity of 72 MW in Uttarakhand.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced that the state will sell 10 million LED bulbs at bargain rates through women’s self-help groups.
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Wind Performance Tracker — Uttarakhand achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)
Solar Performance Tracker — Uttarakhand reaches 246.89 MW (updated October 31, 2017)