Big News: Telangana unveils a policy framework for space technology; Goa revamps its start-up policy; Maharashtra unveils a new renewable energy policy; Karnataka inaugurates a new district; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

Gujarat passes its Gujarat Goods and Services Tax Act and Indian Partnership (Gujarat Amendment) Act. The bills propose multiple measures to improve the ease of doing business within the state. Source: Indian Express

Telangana unveils a policy framework for space technology. The policy aims to encourage private participation in the state’s space industry by enabling access to essential infrastructure, including raw-material supply chains, rapid prototyping, and accelerators. Source: The Hindu; In detail: SpaceTech Framework Draft

Goa revamps its start-up policy. The new policy offers special incentives to women entrepreneurs in the state. Source: Times of India

Jharkhand retrospectively exempts industrial units setting up captive power plants from electricity duty. The exemption is applicable for five years starting 2016. Source: Economic Times; In detail: Notification (Gazette No. 497)

Land Acquisition & Labor Regulations

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Infrastructure & Governance

Kerala launches a portal to enable digitization of government services within the state. The portal hosts online applications for 509 citizen services across 58 government departments. Source: OnManorama; In detail: Portal

Climate Change

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Oil & Gas

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Water & Sanitation

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Power & Renewable Energy

Maharashtra unveils its new renewable energy policy. The policy aims to implement 12,930 megawatts (MW) of solar power projects, 2,500 MW of wind energy projects, 1,350 MW of co-generation projects, and 200 MW of urban solid waste-based projects in the state by 2025. Source: Indian Express; In detail: State Renewable Energy Policy (Marathi)

Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission qualifies power generated from biomass co-firing to meet the non-solar renewable purchase obligation. Source: Mercom


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Business Negative Reforms

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Any Other

Karnataka inaugurates its new district Vijayanagara. Vijayanagara is the state’s 31st district, and Hospet will be its administrative capital. Source: Times of India; In detail: Chief Minister’s Tweet

Center – State Relations

Ministry of Power promulgates the Electricity (Transmission System Planning, Development and Recovery of Inter-State Transmission Charges) Rules, 2021. The rules aim to allow power sector utilities easier access to the electricity transmission network. Source: Daily Pioneer; In detail: Press release

Ministry of Power issues a draft proposal for amending the Electricity Act, 2021. The proposal aims to ensure round-the-clock uninterrupted power supply to all consumers. Source: Mercom; In detail: Notification