Update on India’s States: May 18, 2017

Andhra signs agreement with Iowa on agriculture and life science; Suzuki Motors ramps its investment in Gujarat to over $2 billion; India’s lowest solar tariff at 3 cents/unit in Rajasthan; underground stretch of Chennai Metro Rail starts operations; new Uttar…

India’s Power Surge: A Paradox of Plenty?

By Kartikeya Singh — India’s state power ministers convened in Delhi recently for an unusual group meeting. The event had a dual purpose: partly to celebrate how far India has come in rebuilding its power sector, and partly to lay…

With GST Almost Live, What is Next for Modi?

By Shefali Dhar — Significant items on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s legislative agenda — such as the Coal Mines (Special Provision) Bill, and the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, have been passed by India’s Parliament despite the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP)…

Update on India’s States: May 10, 2017

The AIIB makes its first investment in India; Jharkhand makes it free to register property in a woman’s name; state power ministers support pooling of all types of power generation; the Madhya Pradesh fiscal year will start January 1; and…

President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” Forum

By Christopher K. Johnson, Matthew P. Goodman, & Jonathan E. Hillman — Background China’s biggest diplomatic event of the year is on May 14–15, when President Xi Jinping will welcome leaders from 28 countries and delegates from 110 countries at…

Update on India’s States: May 3, 2017

Andhra Pradesh stops development of coal-fired power plants; Tamil Nadu to connect 12,000 villages to the internet; Gujarat caps private school fees; Haryana goes “kerosene free”; Walmart expands in Telangana; and more. Center-State relations Although the Real Estate (Regulation and…