Big News: Uttar Pradesh approves its UP Industrial Development and Employment Promotion Policy-2022, plus amendments to the state’s start-up and data center policies; Maharashtra finalizes a $350m loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for connectivity improvement; the Election Commission of India announces the dates for the Gujarat state election; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

Karnataka approve the creation of a new authority under the Industries Department to monitor investments in special investment areas. The authority will have wide ranging powers including identification of land to form industrial suburbs, and fixing and collection of taxes.

Source: Economic Times; In detail: Cabinet decisions

Maharashtra approves setting up of an electronics manufacturing cluster (EMC) in Ranjangaon Phase III at a cost of $60 million. The project is aimed at boosting the electronics manufacturing hub in Maharashtra and aims to attract $243 million investment and generate 5,000 job opportunities.

Source: Financial Express; In detail: Press release

Rajasthan approved a proposal to give exemption from electricity duty to industrial units under the Rajasthan Investment Promotion Scheme-2022.

Source: Economic Times; In detail: Press release

Rajasthan has launched an Enterprise Promotion scheme-2023 to ensure effective participation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the industrial development of the state.

Source: The Statesman

Uttar Pradesh approved a new UP Industrial Investment and Employment Promotion Policy-2022 providing a range of incentives to investors shifting production from other countries to the state.

Source: Hindustan Times; In detail: Uttar Pradesh Industrial Investment and Employment Promotion Policy-2022

Uttar Pradesh approved amendments to its UP Start-Up Policy-2020. The policy incentivizes entrepreneurs’ stages of “going to market,” with separate subsidies for developing a new product and then taking it commercial.

Source: Business Standard, In detail: Uttar Pradesh Start-up Policy-2020,

Uttar Pradesh approved amendments to its UP Data Centre Policy-2021. This amendment expands the number of data centers in the state as well as the geographical spread, along with other incentives.

Source: The Print, In detail: U.P. Data Centre Policy-2021

Assam approved its Assam Wood Based Industries (Promotion and Development) Rules, 2022 related to promote wood-based industries.

Source: East Mojo; In detail: CM Twitter

Land Acquisition & Labor Regulations

Nothing critical to report

Infrastructure & Governance

Maharashtra secures a $350m loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve the connectivity of key economic areas in Maharashtra, India. The Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra project will further develop the state’s core road network in the Ahmednagar, Hingoli, Jalna, Kohalpur, Nagur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Sangli, and Satara districts.

Source: Orissa Diary; In detail: Press release

Rajasthan approved a proposal to bring new services of various departments of the state government under the “Rajasthan Guarantee of Delivery of Public Services Act, 2011.”

Source: Drishti; In detail: Press release

Climate Change

Nothing critical to report

Oil & Gas

Nothing critical to report

Water & Sanitation

Nothing critical to report

Power & Renewable Energy

Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has issued the Draft Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Renewable Purchase Obligation and its compliance) Regulations, 2022. Covered entities will have to source 43.33% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

Source: Mercom; In detail: Draft regulations


New Delhi launched the government’s first “Mahila Mohalla Clinic” near Bangla Sahib Gurdwara in New Delhi constituency, while three clinics were also inaugurated in Sapera Basti in the East district, Batla House in Okhla, and Mehrauli.

Source: Indian Express; In detail: CMO Twitter

Center-State Relations

Ministry of Education released the Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) in the country for the sessions 2018-19 and 2019-20, which assessed the performance of school education system at the district level by creating an index for comprehensive analysis.

Source: The Print In detail: Performance grading index; Press release

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the biggest-ever coal mine auction of 141 mines that are expected to benefit twelve states directly.

Source: Business Today; In detail: Press release

Other News

The Election Commission announced the dates for assembly elections, which will be conducted in two phases. The first phase will be held on December 1, while the second phase on December 5. The results will be announced on December 8.

Source: Business Today; In detail: Election Commission press note

Karnataka has mandated emergency panic buttons and location tracking devices for all public and private transport vehicles in the state. The decision was taken by the state cabinet to “ensure the safety of passengers, especially women and children”.

Source: News18; In detail: Cabinet decisions