Big News: Haryana launches program for the development of MSMEs; Rajasthan announces its budget for 2022-2023; Goa notifies concessional charging infrastructure policy; Jharkhand approves its solar power policy; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

Haryana launches Programme to Accelerate Development for MSME Advancement (PADMA). PADMA identifies one product each for the 140 blocks across the state for developing industrial infrastructure for sectoral clusters. Source: The Statesman; In detail: Press Release

Maharashtra launches Agriculture Export Policy (AEP) to focus on the export of 21 identified agricultural commodities. The AEP will prioritize infrastructure, post-harvest management, traceability, and geographical identification tags for region-specific products. Source: Krishi Jagran

Jammu and Kashmir approves policy on foreign direct investment in industrial parks. The policy will facilitate investments greater than $13.3 million and with a minimum 51 percent foreign stake. Source: The Hindu

Jammu and Kashmir administrative council approves 50 percent remission for stamp duty rates for first-time homebuyers. Source: Economic Times

Jammu and Kashmir notifies Excise Policy, 2022-23. The policy includes new measures like minimum guarantee revenue and electronic auctions through a secured portal. Source: Daily Excelsior; In detail: Excise Policy, 2022-23

Land Acquisition & Labor Regulations

Rajasthan announces budget for 2022-2023. The budget includes proposals to restore old pension schemes, withdraw salary cuts, provide free electricity to domestic consumers, amongst others. Source: Financial Express; In detail: Budget 2022-23

Infrastructure & Governance

Goa government notifies its concessional EV charging infrastructure policy. The policy will allow charging station operators to generate other sources of revenue upon prior approval. Source: Times of India; In detail: Goa EV Concessional Charging Policy

Maharashtra launches a special cell dedicated to accelerating infrastructure development and market penetration of electric vehicles (EV) in Mumbai. Source: Economic Times; In detail: Minister’s Twitter

Climate Change

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Oil & Gas

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Water & Sanitation

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Power & Renewable Energy

Jharkhand cabinet approves the Jharkhand State Solar Power Policy, 2022. The new policy aims to install 4,000 megawatts of solar power in the state over the next five years. Source: Avenuemail; In detail: Cabinet Decision (In Hindi)


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Business Negative Reforms

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Any Other

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Center – State Relations

Ministry of Power amends guidelines for short-term power procurement by distribution licensees. Amendments include penalty provisions for selling to a third party without meeting the contractual requirements of the buyer. Source: Mercom; In detail: Amendments

Union cabinet approves Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) with a budget of $212.7 million for five years. ABDM will create longitudinal health records and improve clinical decision-making. Source: The Hindu; In detail: Press Release

Union cabinet approves common electronic auction window for all non-linkage coal, doing away with sector-specific coal auctions. This will help remove market distortions. Source: Economic Times; In detail: Press Release