Big News: Sikkim bans the use of single-use plastic; Chhattisgarh raises its electricity tariffs; Punjab allows free units of electricity to its households; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

Nothing Critical to report this week

Land Acquisition & Labor Regulations

Nothing Critical to report this week

Infrastructure & Governance

Punjab cabinet approves its rural development ordinance. The ordinance aims to use the rural development fund to strengthen rural infrastructure, including storage facilities and set up a new procurement system for the farmers in the state. Source: Tribune India; In detail: Press Release

Climate Change

Sikkim bans manufacturing, stocking, distributing, and using single-use plastic within the state with effect from July 1st, 2022. Source: EastMojo; In detail: Notification

Oil & Gas

Arunachal Pradesh reduces the value-added tax on aviation turbine fuel from 20 percent to one percent. Source: The Print; In detail: Chief Minister’s Tweet

Water & Sanitation

Nothing critical to report this week

Power & Renewable Energy

Gujarat issues targets for renewable purchase obligations for the period 2022-23 to 2023-24.

Source: Mercom; In detail: Notification

Chhattisgarh increases its electricity tariff for domestic consumers by $.0013 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). The tariff for other categories of consumers has increased by $0.002 per kWh. Source: Times of India; In detail: Tariff Order


Nothing critical to report this week

Business Negative Reforms

Punjab allows 300 units of free power per month for households within the state. Source: Business Standard; In detail: Press Release

Any Other

Nothing critical to report this week

Center – State Relations

Ministry of Power allows states to toll up to 25 percent of linkage coal. Tolling enables the states to access coal from the power generation plants closer to the mines and avoid long-distance coal transport. Source: Livemint; In detail: Press Release