Big News: Andhra Pradesh approves new export and logistics policies; Delhi launches film policy; Karnataka approves cyber security policy; Gujarat raises fuel surcharge on power consumption; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

Andhra Pradesh cabinet approves the A.P. Export Promotion Policy 2022-27 and A.P. Logistics Policy 2022-27 with the objective of doubling of exports over the next 5 years and insuring last mile connectivity to improve quality and quantity of exports respectively. Source: The Hindu; In detail: Press Conference (Telugu)

Delhi cabinet approves Delhi Film Policy 2022 aimed at creating employment opportunities and growth of tourism and allied sectors. It includes incentives like single window clearance, 15 days approval deadline and financial subsidy up to $400 thousand. Source: The Statesman; In detail: Delhi Film Policy 2022

Karnataka cabinet approves the Karnataka Cyber Security Policy 2022-27. The policy aims to strengthen vigilance capabilities to regulate and control cybercrime. Source: New Indian Express

Kerala cabinet permits state public sector firms, local and government controlled statutory boards, and the societies/ apex co-operatives to participate on the TReDS platform to address small and medium enterprise balance issues. Source: KNN; In detail: Cabinet Decision

Infrastructure & Governance

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Climate Change

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Oil & Gas

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Water & Sanitation

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Power & Renewable Energy

Gujarat raises fuel surcharge on electricity consumption by $0.002 to $0.032 for all consumer categories excluding agriculture. Source: Indian Express; In detail: Order

Karnataka increases free electricity limit to 75 units from existing 40 units for poor SC/ST families. Source: Mint; In detail: Order (In Kannada)

Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) announces generic tariff for solar, solar thermal, and grid-interactive rooftop and small solar projects for FY 2022-23. The Commission also approved the benchmark capital cost of ~$480,198/MW and ~$0.178/kWh for solar and solar thermal projects. Source: Mercom; In detail: Tariff Order


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Business Negative Reforms

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Any Other

Manik Saha sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Tripura. Source: News Bytes; In detail: Governor’s Twitter

Center – State Relations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) notifies issuance and trade of Renewable Energy Certificates through a set of terms and conditions. Source: Mercom; In detail: Notification

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issues draft guidelines to implement the second phase (Tranche II) of the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme on ‘High-Efficiency Solar Modules’. Source: Mercom