Industrial Policy & Business Regulations

Jammu & Kashmir administration waives 50 percent of the fixed charges in electricity and water tariffs. The administration also announced a five percent interest subvention to all borrowers for six months in the current financial year.

Source: NDTV

In detail: Press Release

Odisha government approves amendments to Odisha Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017 to provide various facilities to the taxpayers and tax authorities.

Source: Daily Pioneer

In detail: Information & Public Relations Tweet, Government of Odisha

Tamil Nadu government unveils three new information technology (IT) policies on artificial intelligence, block chain, and cybersecurity. The IT policies are aimed at improving e-governance and addressing emerging technology challenges.

Source: Times of India

In detail: CMO Tweet (in Tamil)

Andhra Pradesh government imposes an additional ten percent retail excise tax on liquor sold in bars and an additional 20 percent Covid-19 fee on the basic license of bars.

Source: Times Now

In detail: Gazette Notification - Retail excise tax on liquor sold;

Gazette Notification: Covid -19 fee on basic license of bars

Land Acquisition & Labor Reforms

Telangana government reduces the charges for regularizing illegal layouts under the layout regularization scheme. Charges for regularizing layouts with sub-registrar value of less than $40 per square yard land are reduced from 25 percent to 20 percent.

Source: Deccan Chronicle

In detail: Notification

Gujarat government revises its wasteland allocation policy for wind, solar, and hybrid power generation parks. The renewable energy park developer will have to build 50 percent of the park’s total capacity within three years from the time the land is leased.

Source: Economic Times


Andhra Pradesh government issues an ordinance which levies a road development cess of $0.013 each per liter on petrol and high-speed diesel. The ordinance amends the AP Value Added Tax Act, 2005.

Source: NDTV

Gujarat government announces a subsidy scheme for electric two and three wheelers. The subsidy will be provided for the first 10,000 two-wheelers and 5,000 three-wheelers.

Source: Times of India

In detail: Press Release

Power & Renewable Energy

Gujarat electricity commission invites comments on regulatory process for determining tariffs for wind-solar hybrid projects.

Source: Mercom

In detail: Discussion Paper

Oil & Gas

Nothing critical to report this week.

Water & Sanitation

Nothing critical to report this week.


Nothing critical to report this week.

Business Negative Reforms

Telangana legislative assembly passes a resolution against the new Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020, asking the central government to withdraw the bill.

Source: Economic Times

In detail: Telangana State Government Resolution

Center – State relations

The parliament passes two agriculture bills aimed at boosting growth in the farming sector through private investments.

Source: Press Information Bureau

In detail: The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020

The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020