Big News: Kerala offers incentives for setting up vaccine manufacturing units; Assam aims to phase out fossil fuel-based vehicles by 2030; Rajasthan orders an increase in net-metering load capacity; Jharkhand approves 75 percent reservation in private sector jobs; and more.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

The Chhattisgarh cabinet decides to supply 70 percent of the annual raw materials to minor forest produce-based industries in the state. Source: Republic World; In detail: Press Release

Kerala offers a special incentive package for setting up vaccine manufacturing units within the state. The incentives include long-term loans, subsidized power and water supply, single-window clearance, and fast-track approval. Source: The Hindu Business Line; In detail: Chief Minister’s Tweet

Land Acquisition & Labor Regulations

Haryana notifies its policy for setting the market value of land owned by state departments, boards, corporations, and urban local bodies. Source: Hindustan Times; In detail: Policy

Infrastructure & Governance

Ladakh announces its Excise Policy 2021-22 which will remain in force till March 31, 2022. Source: Daily Excelsior; In detail: Notification

Climate Change

Assam announces its electric vehicle (EV) policy. The policy aims to phase out fossil fuel-based vehicles by 2030. Source: The Hindu; In detail: EV Policy

Oil & Gas

Nothing critical to report this week

Water & Sanitation

Nothing critical to report this week

Power & Renewable Energy

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission orders an increase in net-metering load capacity from 10 kilowatts (kW) to 500 kW. Source: Economic Times; In detail: Order (Petition No. 1932/2021)


Nothing critical to report this week

Business Negative Reforms

Jharkhand approves its Jharkhand State Employment of Local Candidates in Private Sector Bill, 2021. The bill allows 75 percent reservation in the private sector for locally domiciled candidates in the state. The reservation applies to jobs with a monthly salary of up to $543.74. Source: Hindustan Times

Any Other

Bhupendra Patel is sworn in as the chief minister of Gujarat. Source: India Today; In detail: Governor’s Tweet

Center – State Relations

Union cabinet approves production-linked incentive schemes for the textiles sector. A total budgetary outlay of $1.45 billion is allocated for the schemes. Source: Business Standard; In detail: Press release

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission issues a draft of the Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM) and Related Matters Regulations, 2021. DSM is a commercial mechanism to address deviation in frequency, congestion, and resilience in the electricity grid. Source: Mercom; In detail: Notification