Big News: Jammu and Kashmir eases land leasing rules through the Jammu and Kashmir Land Grants Rules, 2022; Andhra Pradesh approves the Andhra Pradesh Pumped Storage Power Promotion Policy-2022; Manipur launches schemes to make menstrual education more accessible; Madhya Pradesh approves Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy, 2022; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

Nothing Critical to report this week

Land Acquisition & Labor Regulations

Jammu and Kashmir government notifies the Jammu and Kashmir Land Grants Rules, 2022, promoting ease in leasing land for a range of economic and social purposes. With these transparent processes, the state hopes to make the development of such projects easier for a wider range of users.

Source: Greater Kashmir; In detail: Jammu and Kashmir Land Grants Rules, 2022

Infrastructure & Governance

Haryana cabinet approves the draft of the Haryana Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2022 allowing the state to levy a fixed rate rural development fee on all agricultural produce, including paddy of all varieties, with effect from October 1, 2022.

Source: The Tribune; In detail: Press release

Oil & Gas

Nothing Critical to report this week

Water & Sanitation

Tamil Nadu government signs a $510.5 million loan agreement with the German Development Bank, KfW-for Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure Financing (SMIF). The core focus of this loan is on environment-related urban infrastructure, especially improving water supply and sewage disposal capacity of local municipal bodies.

Source: Times of India; In detail: Press release

Power & Renewable Energy

Andhra Pradesh cabinet approves the formulation of Andhra Pradesh Pumped Storage Power Promotion Policy-2022 to promote pumped storage and hydro projects in the state for promoting non-conventional energy sources.

Source: Siasat; In detail: Cabinet decisions (in Telugu)


Manipur Chief Minister launches the Chief Minister’s Menstrual Hygiene Scheme (CMMHS) & Chief Minister’s Mitki Layeng (CMML) in Imphal. These schemes aim to impart menstrual health education to adolescent girls in the state.

Source: North East Today; In detail: CM’s Twitter

Meghalaya government signs a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Apollo Telehealth Networking Foundation for early detection and treatment of cancer in the state. The hill state is ranked second in the country in terms of cancer prevalence among men and 11th among women, according to a study by ICMR-NCDIR in 2021.

Source: Medical Dialogues

Odisha government formulates new guidelines related to the establishment of health education institutions in the state with the aim of streamlining the procedures for private sector investment in the opening of the new high-quality sustainable health education institutions in the state.

Source: ANI News

Delhi Chief Minister announces that 450 lab tests in all Delhi government hospitals will be conducted free of cost, from January 1, 2023. Currently, the government conducts 212 tests free of charge.

Source: Hindustan Times; In detail: CM’s Twitter

Haryana Chief Minister inaugurates the CHIARYU insurance scheme and distributes CHIRAYU cards to eligible beneficiaries. Under the programme, free treatment up to $6,006 will be provided to eligible beneficiaries on the lines of the Ayushman Bharat scheme.

Source: Daily Pioneer; In detail: Press release

Center – State Relations

Nothing Critical to report this week

Any Other

Madhya Pradesh cabinet approves the Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy, 2022 in the state seeking to strengthen the innovation ecosystem, promote entrepreneurship, and enable the digitization of government services in the state.

Source: Outlook; In detail: Cabinet decisions