Big News: Punjab passes bills to bypass center’s farm laws; Haryana permits industrial premise to house labors; Punjab allows industrial development in agriculture land; Rajasthan allows change of land use; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

The Haryana State Industry and Infrastructure Development Corporation introduces a new policy that permits factories and warehouses to use 10 percent of their premises to house labors. Source: Times of India; In detail: Policy Draft

Punjab allows industrial development in agricultural and mixed-use areas, subject to certain conditions. The decision also allows for reduction in non-construction fee if the allottee does not undertake construction on the estate site within the prescribed three-year period. Source: Outlook; In detail: Press Release

Land Acquisition & Labor Reforms

Rajasthan frames new rules to allow change of land use, originally defined in the city master plans. The landowners will have to pay an administrative fee for changing the purpose of land use. Source: Times of India

Punjab passes three bills to bypass the farm laws enacted by the central government. The three state bills make buying wheat and paddy at a price below the minimum support price, a punishable offence. Source: The Tribune; In detail: Resolution (In Punjabi)


Delhi approves more than 100 vehicle models that are eligible for subsidies under the capital’s new electric vehicle policy. Source: Economic Times; In detail: Approved Models List

Power & Renewable Energy

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission issues a tariff order for solar power procurement by distribution licensees. The order proposes distribution licensees to procure power through a competitive bidding process prescribed by the central government. Source: Mercom; In detail: Tariff order

Oil & Gas

Nothing critical to report this week

Water & Sanitation

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Business Negative Reforms

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Any Other

Nothing critical to report this week

Center – State relations

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy proposes a framework for promoting the application of distributed renewable energy in rural areas. Source: Economic Times; In detail: Policy framework

The central government starts weekly release of funds, borrowed under a special Reserve Bank of India window, to the states that have opted for bridging their goods and services tax revenue gap through borrowings. Source: Mint; In detail: Press Release