Big News: Gujarat unveils a biotechnology policy; Assam approves a river basin management project; Madhya Pradesh releases a new startup policy; Rajasthan leads in installed solar capacity; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

Gujarat unveils its new Biotechnology Policy, 2022-27. The policy offers a range of incentives to attract private investment and promote job creation. Source: NewsOnAir; In detail: Biotechnology Policy

Madhya Pradesh cabinet approves its startup policy for 2022. The policy includes special assistance and incentives for women entrepreneurs. Source: Free Press Journal; In detail: Chief Minister’s Tweet

Land Acquisition & Labor Regulations

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Infrastructure & Governance

Telangana government notifies two new urban development bodies – Nilagiri Urban Development Authority (NUDA) and Mahbubnagar Urban Development Authority (MUDA). Source: New Indian Express

Assam Cabinet approves the first phase of the Assam Integrated Basin Management Project. The project is aided by a $125 million World Bank support program. Source: The Print; In detail: Chief Minister’s Tweet

Kerala cabinet approves the Canoli Canal development project under Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board in Kozhikode district. The initiative will prioritize cargo movement, inland navigation, flood control, dredging, and tourism. Source: United News of India

Climate Change

Himachal Pradesh constitutes a special task force at the state and district-level to eliminate single-use plastics. Source: Times of India

Oil & Gas

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Water & Sanitation

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Power & Renewable Energy

Rajasthan leads among Indian states in solar installed capacity with over 10.1 gigawatts (GW) installed capacity. Rajasthan is followed by Karnataka with 7.5 GW and Gujarat with 6.3 GW of installed solar capacity, respectively. Source: Economic Times; In detail: State Wise Installed Capacity

Health

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Business Negative Reforms

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Any Other

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Center – State Relations

Ministry of Power notifies Green Hydrogen Policy. The policy allows the purchase of renewable energy from exchanges, waiver of interstate transmission charges, and more for potential manufacturers, generation companies, and distributors. Source: Hindustan Times; In detail: Press Release, Green Hydrogen Policy

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy issues Framework for Promotion of Decentralised Renewable Energy (DRE) Livelihood Applications. The framework aims to attract private investment, ease access to finance, and promote quality standards in DRE applications. Source: Saur Energy; In detail: Framework Document