Big News: Rajasthan announces a policy to promote women empowerment; Jammu and Kashmir approve an excise policy; Meghalaya issues new electricity tariff for 2021-22; Gujarat passes a bill to regulate the private healthcare sector; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry issues general operational guidelines for the registration of industrial units within Jammu and Kashmir. As per the guidelines, registration commences from April 1, 2021 and will continue till September 30, 2024. Source: Outlook; In detail: Guidelines

Land Acquisition & Labor Regulations

Haryana launches its pilot project on digitization of land records in Manesar and Sirsi towns within the state. The project is “open geospatial consortium (OGC)” compliant. OGC lays down standards for the geospatial community to allow interoperability between various software and data services Source: Economic Times; In detail: Press Release

Infrastructure & Governance

Rajasthan cabinet approves a draft of its New Women Policy, 2021. The policy aims to promote women empowerment within the state. Source: Times of India; In detail: Press Release (In Hindi)

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) approve their Excise Policy 2021-22. The policy will come into effect from April 1, 2021. It aims to rationalize the multiple taxes and duties on liquor sold within J&K. Source: Greater Kashmir; In detail: Excise Policy

Oil & Gas

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Water & Sanitation

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Power & Renewable Energy

Meghalaya approves its electricity tariff for financial year (FY) 2021-2022. The per kilowatt hour (kWh) tariff for domestic consumers has increased from $0.050 to $0.054 for the first 100 units, $0.057 to $0.059 for next 100 units, and $0.07 to $0.08 for usage above 200 units. Source: The Shillong Times; In detail: Tariff order

Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission issues draft regulations for net metering. Per the draft, open access solar consumers in the state will not be allowed net metering facility. Net metering allows consumers to export their surplus energy back into the grid. Source: Mercom; In detail: Draft Regulations


Gujarat passes the Gujarat Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Bill, 2021. The bill aims to establish uniform standards in facilities and services offered by private healthcare establishments within the state. Source: Indian Express

Business Negative Reforms

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Any Other

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Center – State Relations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission determines $0.05 per kWh as the average power purchase cost at the national level for FY 2021-22. Source: Free Press Journal; In detail: Order