Each state in India has a legislature that comprises the Governor and either one house (unicameral) or, two houses (bicameral). In a majority of the states, there is only one house called the Legislative Assembly. Two houses known as Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly exist only in the states of Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh. The Parliament has the power to abolish an existing Legislative Council and it can also establish a Legislative Council in a state. This can only be done if their plan is supported by the Legislative Assembly of that state.
In order to watch over the daily activities of the Executive, State Legislatures use parliamentary devices like questions, discussions, debates, adjournments, and no-confidence motions. They also have their committees which ensure that the grants sanctioned by the legislature are used properly.