Big News: Center approves production-linked incentives for 10 sectors; Delhi disallows manufacturing industries in new industrial areas; Telangana approves a single window clearance system for building permissions; Uttar Pradesh disallows a hike in electricity tariffs; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

Central government approves Delhi administration’s plan to disallow manufacturing industries in new industrial areas. The plan includes a waiver on the conversion fees for manufacturers looking to switch to the service sector. Source: Times of India; In detail: Chief Minister’s Tweet

Odisha approves its food and procurement policy to regulate procurement of paddy and rice during the 2020-2021 Kharif season. Per the policy, paddy will be procured at the minimum support price fixed by the central government. Source: Outlook; In Detail: Cabinet Decision

Land Acquisition & Labor Reforms

Nothing critical to report this week

Infrastructure & Governance

Telangana approves its Telangana state building permission approval and self-certification system (TS-bPASS). TS-bPASS is a single window clearance system that facilitates automatic, online approvals for building plans in the range of 75 square yards and 600 square yards. Source: Telangana Today; In detail: State Department’s Tweet;

Karnataka unveils an online system for clearance of commercial and industrial projects in the rural areas of the state. A slew of services that fall under the trade license regime are made online through the Bapuji Seva Kendra portal. Source: Deccan Herald; In detail: About Bapuji Seva Kendra; The Portal

Power & Renewable Energy

Andhra Pradesh sets up a committee of eight banks to facilitate investments in energy efficiency activities within the state. The state will leverage Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s scheme of securitizing loans for energy efficiency projects. Source: Economic Times; In detail: BEE’s Scheme

Nagaland hikes tax on diesel and petrol from 14.5 percent to 17.50 percent per liter. Source: Economic Times; In detail: Notification

Oil & Gas

Nothing critical to report this week

Water & Sanitation

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Business Negative Reforms

Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) rejects a hike in electricity tariff. The state distribution utility had proposed a slab change in electricity rates to increase the tariff. Source: Hindustan Times; In detail: Tariff order

Any Other News

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar’s chief minister. This will be his fourth term as Bihar’s chief minister. Source: India Today; In detail: Official Tweet (in Hindi)

Center-State Relations

The central government approves production-linked incentives of up to $26 billion for 10 manufacturing sectors. The sectors include high efficiency solar modules, advanced battery cells, and telecom and networking products among others. Source: Mint; In detail: Press Release