Big News: Arunachal Pradesh passes its Arunachal Pradesh Startup Policy; Gujarat extends a program to discount municipal taxes paid in advance; Maharashtra launches amnesty scheme to revive slum development projects; Uttar Pradesh relaxes the Factories Act to allow women to work at night with key protections; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

Arunachal Pradesh cabinet passes the Arunachal Pradesh Startup Policy. The Policy aims to facilitate 250 startups over the next 5 years. Source: Economic Times; In detail: Arunachal Pradesh Government Twitter

Gujarat extends discount on advance municipal tax payment under the “Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav Incentive Return” scheme to end of July. Source: Times of India; In detail: Press Release (Hindi)

Land Acquisition & Labor Regulations

Uttar Pradesh government amends the Factories Act to expand the rights of women to work at night, while expanding related safety measures. It defines the rights and privileges of women when working in night shifts. Source: India TV; In detail: Notification

Infrastructure & Governance

Maharashtra government launches an amnesty scheme to revive the stuck slum redevelopment schemes in Mumbai by allowing financial institutions that funded these schemes to complete them. Source: Money Control; In detail: Notification 1, Notification 2

Climate Change

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Oil & Gas

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Water & Sanitation

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Power & Renewable Energy

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Business Negative Reforms

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Any Other

Center – State Relations

The central government approves new guidelines for “Promotion of MSMEs in North Eastern Region and Sikkim” to enhance productivity and competitiveness, to be implemented during the 15th finance commission cycle (2021-22 to 2025-26). Source: Business World; In detail: Guidelines; Press Release