Big News: Madhya Pradesh drafts its new policy for micro, small, and medium enterprises; Tamil Nadu draft its first slum resettlement and rehabilitation policy; Uttar Pradesh mandates industries to adopt the Miyawaki afforestation technique to offset carbon emissions; and more

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

Madhya Pradesh drafts its new policy for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) within the state. The policy offers a range of incentives including industrial development subsidy, reimbursement of patents, financial assistance for infrastructure development, and assistance in quality certification. Source: Daily Pioneer; In detail: MSME Development Policy 2021

Jammu and Kashmir announce operational guidelines for availing the export subsidy on handicraft and handloom goods. Source: United News of India; In detail: Press Release

Land Acquisition & Labor Regulations

Nothing critical to report this week

Infrastructure & Governance

Delhi launches a scheme that provides online permits for up to 4,261 electric rickshaws. The scheme also allows 33 percent reservation for women drivers and offers incentives including a purchase incentive of $400 per vehicle. Source: The Hindu; In detail: Transport Minister’s Tweet

Tamil Nadu releases the draft of its first resettlement and rehabilitation policy for slum dwellers. Source: Times of India; In detail: Policy Draft

Climate Change

Uttar Pradesh mandates industries in the state to adopt the Japanese Miyawaki afforestation technique. Per the technique, industries are recommended to grow high-density micro forests in a minimum of 150 sq. meter of land owned by the industry. Source: Times of India

Oil & Gas

Nothing critical to report this week

Water & Sanitation

Nothing critical to report this week

Power & Renewable Energy

Tamil Nadu adopts a tariff of $0.030 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for solar energy generated under component C of the central government’s PM KUSUM program. The state has also approved an incentive of $0.013 per kWh to farmers. Source: Mercom; In detail: Order


Manipur launches its health scheme. The scheme includes free door-to-door health screenings, providing free medicines at primary health centers, and issuing health cards. Source: Nagaland Post; In detail: Chief Minister’s Office Tweet

Business Negative Reforms

Nothing critical to report this week

Any Other

Nothing critical to report this week

Center – State Relations

The Ministry of Communications launches production-linked incentives for telecom and networking products. A total budgetary outlay of $1.6 billion is allocated for the scheme. Source: Economic Times; In detail: Press Release