Big News: Madhya Pradesh hikes power tariff; Odisha announces incentives for small enterprises; Andhra Pradesh approves its tourism policy; Uttar Pradesh launches a trading platform for rooftop solar; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

Rajasthan rolls out a one-stop-shop facility to expedite the procedural requirements for investment proposals above $1.35 million. Source: Outlook India; In detail: Chief Minister’s Tweet

Andhra Pradesh approves its new tourism policy aimed at building a robust tourism infrastructure. Source: Hindustan Times; In detail: Cabinet Decisions

Odisha announces a slew of incentives for micro, small, and medium enterprises. The incentives include interest subvention, reimbursement of the state goods and service tax, and waiver of annual institutional maintenance charges. Source: Logical Indian; In detail: CM tweet

Land Acquisition & Labor Reforms

Nothing critical to report this week

Infrastructure & Governance

Nothing critical to report this week

Power & Renewable Energy

Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission announces a power tariff hike of 1.98 percent for the financial year 2020-21. The hike is not applicable for low-use commercial and domestic consumer. Source: Economic Times; In detail: Tariff order

Uttar Pradesh launches a peer to peer trading platform for rooftop solar power. The project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of energy trading from solar-powered rooftops to neighboring households and buildings. Source: Mercom

Oil & Gas

Nothing critical to report this week

Water & Sanitation

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Business Negative Reforms

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Any Other News

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Center – State Relations

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves the revised cost estimate of $909 million for the north eastern region power system improvement project which aims to augment power transmission and distribution systems in the area. Source: Financial Express; In detail: Press Release

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission issues amendments to the intrastate open access transmission and distribution regulations 2017. Per the amendments, the renewable energy generators will be allowed to bank energy. Source: Mercom; In detail: Notice