Update on India’s States: July 10, 2019

Karnataka’s government on life support after defections from Congress-led coalition; infrastructure gets a boost in Tripura and Tamil Nadu; Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Haryana launch new programs on agriculture; Andhra Pradesh revaluates renewable energy PPAs from previous regime; Kerala-based manufacturer…

Arresting Ashin Wirathu: The Shortcomings of Quick Solutions

By Adrien Chorn — The recent warrants issued by the Yangon regional government for the arrest of Ashin Wirathu, a Buddhist monastic figurehead of Myanmar’s ultranationalist anti-Muslim movement, may produce complications for Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party…

Update on India’s States: July 3, 2019

The Ministry of Power orders discoms to maintain assured payment guarantees with banks to address the financial health of the power sector at large; Andhra Pradesh cancels permissions for bauxite mining; Madhya Pradesh passes new reservation policy for economically weaker…

Update on India’s States: June 26, 2019

Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan join Modi’s PM Kisan Nidhi farmers’ welfare scheme after long-standing opposition; Goa and Maharashtra pass new reservation policies for certain social groups; Madhya Pradesh announces new subsidies for farmers in the event of crop loss; Haryana…

Update on India’s States: June 19, 2019

Karnataka waives crop loans in commercial banks that have become non-performing assets; the National Thermal Power Corporation facilitates new solar power operations in Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Telangana; Tamil Nadu establishes guidelines to help maintain grid discipline and security for solar…

Update on India’s States: June 12, 2019

Gujarat launches pilot program to limit air pollution under the Gujarat Pollution Control Board; Andhra Pradesh and Kerala announce new measures to support farmers; Karnataka introduces new policy to regulate the mass increase of telecommunication towers; The Maharashtra State Electricity…

Update on India’s States: June 5, 2019

The center issues a third tender to create solar projects in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Jharkhand to address more efficient use of empty land; Karnataka increases electricity bills following a request from electricity supply companies; Tamil Nadu accepts proposal to…

Modi Reform Scorecard: DBT Checks the Right Boxes

By Anit Mukherjee — Status: In Progress – The Modi government has created a new portal to track its efforts to transition to a direct benefit transfer model in India Difficulty: High – With the size of India’s population, and the difficultly in targeting remote and…