Big News: Haryana incentivizes waste management activities; Kerala passes a bill to fast-track micro, small, and medium enterprise licenses; Karnataka leads State Energy Efficiency Index 2020; Odisha offers tax exemptions for electric vehicles; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

Goa offers an incentive of up to $19,975 for industries, hospitals, and academic institutions pursuing intellectual property rights. The incentive will remain effective until September 2022. Source: Times of India

Kerala passes its Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Facilitation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021(10 of 2021). The bill enables industries with investments above $6.6 million to obtain a license within seven days of applying. Source: Hindustan Times; In detail: Notification

Kerala launches a special loan facility for the micro, small, and medium enterprises in the state. Source: India TV news; In detail: Loan Facility Details

Land Acquisition & Labor Regulations

Nothing critical to report this week

Infrastructure & Governance

Odisha exempts electric vehicles in the state from motor vehicle taxes and registration fees. The exemption, granted under the Odisha Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, is applicable till 2025. Source: The Hindu; In detail: Notification

Climate Change

Karnataka leads the Ministry of Power’s State Energy Efficiency Index, 2020. The index assesses the states’ performance on energy efficiency measures. Source: Mercom; In detail: State Energy Efficiency Index 2020

Haryana notifies a scheme to incentivize industries to carry out waste management activities, including collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of waste. Source: The Statesman; In detail: Press Release

Oil & Gas

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Water & Sanitation

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Power & Renewable Energy

Karnataka reissues its renewable energy policy for the year 2021-2026 with reduced targets. The latest draft targets ten gigawatts of renewable energy projects. Source: Mercom; In detail: Policy Draft

West Bengal sets a feed-in tariff of $0.042 per kilowatt-hour for solar projects below five megawatts capacity. The feed-in tariff will be reviewed annually. Source: Mercom; In detail: Order


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Business Negative Reforms

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Any Other

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Center – State Relations

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