Center – State Relations

Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board issues draft guidelines for a gas exchange in India. The draft lays out in detail the regulations regarding the setting up and operation of an exchange, membership, shareholding and settlement of trades.

Source: Economic Times

In detail: Draft Guidelines

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh government notifies its renewable export policy that permits sale of power to other states without any obligation for the distribution utilities to procure power. The policy is applicable to solar, wind, and wind-solar hybrid projects.

Source: Hindu Business Line

In detail: Government Order


Nothing critical to report this week

New Delhi

The Delhi Development Authority issues draft guidelines for the formation of consortiums under its land pooling policy. The guidelines aim to assist stakeholders in completing relevant paper work.

Source: The Hindu


Gujarat amends the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, giving flexibility to industrial units with 300 or less employees to “hire and fire” their employees without seeking prior government permission.

Source: Deccan Herald

In detail: Ordinance


The Haryana State Pollution Control Board makes it mandatory for all 17 categories of highly polluting, large, and medium scale water-polluting industries to install online continuous effluent / emission monitoring devices or OCEMS.

Source: Times of India

OCEMS: Central Software

Haryana’s Transport Department approves tax exemptions for commercial vehicles for the months of June and July. 700,000 vehicles across the state will get a 25 percent to 100 percent waiver.

Source: The Tribune


Nothing critical to report this week

Madhya Pradesh

The state cabinet approves Madhya Pradesh Moneylenders Amendment Bill and Scheduled Tribe Loan Waiver Bill-2020. The bill provides for waiving all loans taken till August 15, 2020 by the members of the tribal community, dwelling in the notified areas of the state.

Source: The Hitavada

In detail: Press Release


Nothing critical to report this week


The state government establishes a ‘one stop shop’ under the Bureau of Investment Promotion of the State Industries Department for fast tracking investments into the state. Investors will now be able to get 98 types of clearances under one roof.

Source: Business World

In detail: Scheme Details

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu government clears projects worth $332 million. These projects are expected to create nearly 4,000 jobs. Tamil Nadu has constituted a special investment task force to attract investments under the leadership of Chief Secretary K. Shanmugham.

Source: Business Standard

In detail: Press Release


The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission has proposed the variable costs for the existing biomass, bagasse, and industrial waste-based power projects in the state. The costs will be valid from financial year (FY) 2020-21 to FY 2023-24.

Source: Mercom

In detail: TSERC Order

Uttar Pradesh

Nothing critical to report this week

West Bengal

Nothing critical to report this week

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Arunachal Pradesh

Nothing critical to report this week

Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir government frames a “self-certification scheme” for industries and other establishments in order to liberalize the enforcement of labour laws in the state.

Source: Kashmir Observer


Nothing critical to report this week


In order to mitigate the adverse impacts of the pandemic, the state government has sanctioned $288 million to micro, small, and medium enterprises under emergency credit line guarantee scheme .

Source: Hindustan Times

In detail: Press Release