Update on India’s States: October 18, 2017

Himachal Pradesh elections scheduled for November (but Gujarat elections delayed); Tamil Nadu gives public employees a massive raise; Karnataka will not honor older wind power purchase agreements; the BJP racks up wins in Maharashtra local elections; and more. Center–State relations…

The Leaderboard: Anies Baswedan

Who is he? Anies Baswedan is the newly elected governor of Jakarta. He most recently served as Indonesia’s minister of Education and Culture from 2014 to 2016 and as rector of Paramadina University from 2007 to 2015. Well regarded for…

Update on India’s States: October 4, 2017

The center approves a major program for modernization of state police forces; Madhya Pradesh switches to direct benefit transfer for pensions; BJP makes a disappointing showing in local elections in Haryana and Rajasthan; and more. Center–State relations The Cabinet Committee…

India’s Solar Panel Wars Heat up

By Sarah Watson — Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made solar power a key plank of his energy independence and climate change agenda. India has set a target of reaching 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar generation capacity by 2022; it…

Update on India’s States: September 27, 2017

Big News Assam imposes a two-child policy on government employees; Manipur cracks down on Rohingya refugees; Meghalaya issues its first UDAY loan; Delhi Metro tests driverless trains; Maharashtra signs on for port modernization; and more. Center-State relations Nothing critical to…