States Weekly: September 27, 2023

Big News: Gujarat notifies new the Renewable Energy Policy-2023; Rajasthan approves the Rajasthan Green Hydrogen Policy-2023, aiming to encourage the development of green hydrogen; Goa amends the Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) to ease industrial land use issues; Tripura State Electricity Corporation Ltd (TSECL) announces a power tariff hike; and more.


Haryana introduces cashless services in all its district hospitals, across the state through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative. These services include procedures such as CT scans, MRIs, dialysis, and Cath Lab facilities. Source: Millennium Post

Tripura launches the "Mukhyamantri Susthyo Shoishab, Sustho Koishore Abhiyan", a state-level health drive aiming to cover 1.111 million children and adolescents between the age groups 0-19 years. Source: ANI news; In detail: Operational guidelines for MSSSKA 5.0

Climate Change

Gujarat notifies the Renewable Energy Policy-2023 aimed at encouraging setting up of renewable generation projects based on wind, solar and wind-solar hybrid technologies. The policy will come into effect from the date of notification and shall remain in operation up to June 2028 or till notification of the new policy, whichever is earlier. Source: Saur Energy; In detail: Gujarat Renewable Energy Policy - 2023

Rajasthan approves the Rajasthan Green Hydrogen Policy-2023, aiming to encourage the development of green hydrogen in the state. As per the policy, investors will be given incentives such as 50% exemption in transmission and distribution charges for 10 years for companies establishing facilities 500 kilo tonnes per annum renewable energy plants. Additionally, investors establishing research centres for green hydrogen production from brackish water are eligible for 30% investment grant yup to INR 5 crores (~$601,500). Source: Solar Quarter; In detail: Press release

Haryana announces that the state government will grant $601 to daughters of industrial workers pursuing higher education to purchase electric two-wheelers. Source: Mint; In detail: EV Policy 2022


Madhya Pradesh inaugurates the “Mukhyamantri Krishak Mitra Yojana” to provide permanent agricultural pump connections to the farmers in the state. As per the scheme, extensions of 11KV lines and transformers will be installed for connections of 3 horsepower or more capacity; and the government will cover 50% of the infrastructural development cost. Source: ANI; In detail: Press release

Tripura State Electricity Corporation Ltd (TSECL) announces a power tariff hike of 5 to 7 per cent from October 1, citing the rise in gas cost and uniform transmission tariff as the main reasons. Source: Jagran; In detail: Tariff order


Nothing critical to report this week.

Industrial Policy & Business Regulations  

Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) board approves amendments to the GIDC Act to attract industrial investment to the state. The approved amendments to the GIDC Act include major changes in the regulations relating to plot allotment, transfer, and sub-lease. Source: KNN

Land Acquisition & Labor Regulations  

Karnataka revises the transaction value of properties in Bengaluru, increasing the guidance value or the circle rates by 25%-30% on an average. Plots near the national highways and in technology corridors such as electronic city, the jump in guidance value will be as high as 50%. The revised rate will go in effect from October 1. Source: Economic Times

Infrastructure & Governance

Tamil Nadu announces a crop insurance compensation of $67.37 million for farmers in the state who suffered losses during the samba cultivation season in 2022-23 due to a rainfall deficit in the Northeast Monsoon. The insurance is expected to benefit 600,000 farmers. Source: Outlook

Assam announces the “Mukhya Mantri Atmanirbhar Asom” scheme to provide financial assistance of $2,406 to youth for their self-employment. The registration for the scheme will begin from September 23-24. Source: Mint; In detail: Scheme portal

Center – State Relations 

Nothing critical to report this week.

Any Other

Andhra Pradesh signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the American educational agency International Baccalaureate (IB), aiming to introduce students to emerging and future technologies. Source: Sakshipost; In detail: Press release (In Telugu)

Tamil Nadu releases the Tamil Nadu Tourism Policy 2023 aiming to attract an investment of $2.4 billion in the sector over the next five years. Source: The Hindu; In detail: Tamil Nadu Tourism Policy 2023