Update on India’s States: November 13, 2018

The Odisha government approved investment proposals worth $3.5 billion to set up six mega manufacturing facilities in the state; Himachal Pradesh amends Land Lease Rules, 2013, to  simplify the process to allocate land on lease; Bihar approves the redevelopment of…

Update on India’s States: November 7, 2018

India leaps into 77th place from 100th in latest World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report; Andhra Pradesh is ranked number one in the country with an average growth of 10.5 percent; by recording 13.6 percent annual growth rate in…

CogitAsia Podcast: Balancing U.S.-India Energy Ties

In this episode, we discuss energy cooperation in the U.S.-India relationship. Achieving two diverging goals for energy engagement in the relationship – deepening and broadening renewables cooperation while India is importing U.S. oil and gas – will likely require a…

Update on India’s States: October 30, 2018

Bihar meets universal electricity access target ahead of December 31 deadline set by the center; the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs announces that 28 states and union territories have adopted the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act; Odisha announces…

Update on India’s States: October 24, 2018

The center asks Telangana to return $25.8 million granted to the state under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana; Maharashtra approves vehicle for fast-tracking development of the Dharavi slums; the Ministry of Civil Aviation clears a proposal to connect Guwahati airport…

Update on India’s States: October 17, 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind approved The Industrial Disputes (Assam Amendment) Bill, 2017; Maharashtra announces an ambitious plan to supply solar-powered agricultural pumps at highly subsidized rates to 100,000 farmers; Essar Power commissions the second 600 MW unit of the Mahan…