Uttarakhand

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.

State Summary

  • Size
    20,650 sq. miles
  • Population
    10.1 million
  • State GDP
    $18.99 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    70
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    3
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    5
  • Party Affiliation
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
View of the Maneri Dam, a concrete gravity dam, on the Bhagirathi River. (Atudu, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)
Hindu devotees perform evening prayers on the banks of the river Ganges on Makar Sankranti during the Kumbh Mela festival in Haridwar. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: View of the Maneri Dam, a concrete gravity dam, on the Bhagirathi River. (Atudu, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)
Right: Hindu devotees perform evening prayers on the banks of the river Ganges on Makar Sankranti during the Kumbh Mela festival in Haridwar. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/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

Uttarakhand to retain control on all power produced at the Lakhwad project

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.


Source: Daily Pioneer Go to

Related National Goals

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

Solar Performance Tracker — Uttarakhand reaches 246.89 MW (updated October 31, 2017)

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