Centre – State Relations

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has issued simplified guidelines for granting authorisation for bulk and retail marketing of petrol and diesel. The move aims to increase private sector participation.

Source: The Hindu Business Line

In detail: Press Release; Notification

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued a detailed procedure for granting connectivity to renewable projects to the inter-state transmission system (ISTS).

Source: Mercom

In detail: Draft Amendment

The power ministry has extended waiver of ISTS charges and losses on supply of power generated from solar and wind sources until 30 June, 2023. No ISTS charges will be levied for 25 years from the date of commissioning of the power plants.

Source: Economic Times

In detail: Waiver Order

The center has launched a financing facility of $13.3 billion under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund. The facility is aimed at creating better storage and modern cold storage chain in villages.

Source: Financial Express

In detail: Press Release

Industrial Policy

The Andhra Pradesh government has unveiled its new industrial policy. The current model for land allotment is being replaced with a composite lease buy model. Also, industrial zoning is identified as a key focus area.

Source: Mint

In detail: Andhra Pradesh Industrial Development Policy 2020-23

The Gujarat government has released its Industrial Policy, 2020. The policy provides for 12 percent of fixed capital investment for setting up manufacturing operations in the state.

Source: Economic Times

In detail: Gujarat Industrial Policy 2020 (In Gujarati)

In a move to decentralize information technology industry in Hyderabad, the Telangana government will incentivise the firms that set up their facilities in areas other than the western part of the city.

Source: Hindu Business Line

In detail: Minister for Industry and Commerce Tweet

The Delhi government has launched a new electric vehicle (EV) policy aimed at reducing pollution levels and generating employment in the city. It includes purchase incentives, congestion charge, creation of state EV fund, and a monitoring mechanism.

Source: Economic Times

In detail: Electric Vehicle Policy 2020

The Telangana cabinet has approved a policy to promote the usage of EVs. The policy provides for 100 percent exemption from road tax and registration fee to EV buyers. For manufacturers, it includes tax subsidies, power tariff discounts and stamp duty exemption.

Source: Economic Times

In detail: Telangana CMO Tweet (In Telugu)

Land Acquisition & Labor Regulations

The Rajasthan government has proposed changes to building regulations to curb illegal construction by allowing extra floors to small plot owners.

Source: Times of India

In details: Draft Regulations (In Hindi)

The Telangana cabinet has approved a proposal to reserve 80 percent of semiskilled jobs and 60 percent of skilled jobs for local people. This will apply to new industries coming up in the state.

Source: Deccan Chronicle

In detail: Telangana CMO Tweet (In Telugu)

The Puducherry government has notified an act to regulate street vending. The act will allow issuing of vending certificates and designation of vending zones.

Source: The Hindu

In detail: Notification

Business Negative Reforms

Nothing critical to report this week


The center launched 2,300 kilometre undersea cable project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The initiative will provide high speed broadband connections in the union territory.

Source: Deccan Chronicle

In detail: Press Release

Oil & Gas

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Water & Sanitation

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