Big News: Himachal Pradesh announces its Himachal Pradesh Logistics Policy; Telangana launches plug-and-play EV park; Odisha tops MSME awards; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

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Land Acquisition & Labor Regulations

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Infrastructure & Governance

Himachal Pradesh notifies its Himachal Pradesh Logistic Policy 2022 under “Gati Shakti National Master Plan.” The policy aims to create an efficient logistics ecosystem to support state’s industrial growth by promoting private sector investment. Source: Times of India; In Detail: Policy

Tamil Nadu launches a new incubation centre in the inland city of Salem to help MSMEs in coordinating with all stakeholders and provide legal support in dealing with taxes and other issues. Source: KNN

Tamil Nadu launches the “Tamil Nadu Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Hub” (TANCAM), at a cost of $27 million. The centre aims to provide a dedicated IT engineering ecosystem to support the MSME sector and enable the growth of various industries such as aerospace, defence, automotive, and electric vehicles. Source: Economic Times; In detail: Press release (in Tamil)

Climate Change

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Oil & Gas

West Bengal signs a lease agreement for exploration and mining of shale gas with Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd (GEECL). The agreement will enable mining of shale gas in GEECL’s existing coal block at Raniganj, Paschim Burdwan.

Source: The Week; In detail: Shale Exploration Programme

Water & Sanitation

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Power & Renewable Energy

Telangana launches the state’s first plug-and-play EV Park. The EV Park has an incubation centre for EV start-ups and supporting infrastructure.

Source: Financial Express; In Detail : Inaugral Address

Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) announces a 6.6% hike in power tariffs in the state. However, there is no increase in tariff for the weaker sections, agricultural consumers, small scale industries, and small farmers. Source: The News Minute; In detail: Tariff schedule


Haryana becomes the first Indian state to issue online licenses for drug manufacturing and blood centres. Source: KNN; In Detail: Portal

Business Negative Reforms

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Any Other

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Center – State Relations

Odisha tops the “National MSME Awards-2022” released by Ministry of MSME with Bihar and Haryana securing the second and third spot. The award recognises states for their contribution towards the development and promotion of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector. Source: KNN; In Detail: Award List