Big News: Assam approves the Assam Electronics Policy 2023, aiming to attract semiconductor manufacturing in the state; Rajasthan decides to divert electricity from non-essential industries to farmers and consumers, amidst power shortage in the state; Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) unveils the draft Green Energy Open Access Regulations, 2023; Madhya Pradesh releases the Madhya Pradesh Naxalite Surrender, Rehabilitation cum Relief Policy; and more.
Maharashtra issues a resolution stating that health services, in all government hospitals in the state will be available free of cost to patients. As per the resolution, medical tests, treatment, and all other services provided on public-private partnership, excluding blood supply, are also available free of cost.
Tamil Nadu launches the Chief Minister’s Green Fellowship Programme, aimed at spreading awareness on climate change and supporting the implementation of green initiatives in the districts in the state.
Assam Environment and Forest Department issues a notification prohibiting the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale, and use of plastic water bottles below 1000 ml capacity in the state. The notification will come into effect from October 2, 2023.
Himachal Pradesh amends the “Swaran Jayanti Energy Policy”, aiming to boost the development of hydro and solar power projects in the state, and create additional 10 GW renewable energy generation capacity in the state by 2030.
Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) unveils the draft Green Energy Open Access Regulations, 2023. The regulations offer a comprehensive framework for consumers with contracted or sanctioned loads of 100 kW and above, enabling them to procure power through green energy open access.
Rajasthan announces its decision to cut power from non-essential industries that are operating below 50% capacity and divert it to farmers and common people. The decision was taken in view of the ongoing power shortage in the state.
Nothing critical to report this week.
Industrial Policy & Business Regulations
Assam approves the Assam Electronics Policy 2023, aiming to attract semiconductor manufacturing in the state. Under the policy, the cabinet has approved productivity-linked incentives for the industry.
Source: Economic Times
Land Acquisition &Labor Regulations
Assam issues amendments to the Land Acquisition through Direct Purchase by way of negotiated settlement for all Departments in the state of Assam policy. The amendments are aimed at streamlining and improving the land acquisition process in the state.
Source: Guwahati Plus
Infrastructure & Governance
Madhya Pradesh issues the updated Madhya Pradesh Naxalite Surrender, Rehabilitation cum Relief Policy. The policy has been crafted with the insights from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines, along with a study of the Maoist surrender and rehabilitation policies adopted by states such as Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh.
Tamil Nadu extends the Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme for primary school children to all government schools in the state from August 25.
Madhya Pradesh raises the financial aid given to women under the “Ladli Behna” scheme from $12.11 to $15.14 per month.
Center – State Relations
Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region releases new guidelines for the implementation of the schemes approved by the Centre during the 15th Finance Commission’s balance period (2022-2026).
Mizoram becomes the first state to operationalize a Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) microsite. The microsite, created under the National Health Authority’s (NHA) plan to create 100 microsites nationwide, is aimed at improving the digital health infrastructure in the country.
Nothing critical to report this week.