Update on India’s States: March 27, 2019

Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal announce tenders for rooftop solar power projects; Andhra Pradesh directs power distribution companies to honor contracts with renewable energy power developers; Goa swears in new chief minister; Rajasthan amends renewable energy certificate regulations; Mizoram passes…

FPI Reforms have Largely Done Well under the Modi Regime 

By Mukesh Butani & Russell Gaitonde —  Status: Incomplete – While the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has made some changes, meaningful reform to raise the ceiling on foreign institutional investors has not yet occurred. Difficulty: Low – Raising the ceiling on…

Update on India’s States: March 20, 2019

Haryana amends its Solar Power Policy to introduce new guidelines for megawatt-scale ground-mounted and rooftop solar photovoltaic projects; Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh consider new net metering regulations for grid-connected renewable energy systems; Meghalaya passes $2.3 billion budget for the…

Update on India’s States: March 14, 2019

Kerala releases finalized Electric Vehicle Policy, Punjab waives outstanding electricity bills for 150,000 consumers; Tamil Nadu releases new integrated textile policy; a 1,000 MW solar auction in Gujarat receives no bids; Madhya Pradesh approves proposal to nearly double reservation quotas…

Update on India’s States: March 6, 2019

Haryana relaxes land rules for mining; Mizoram releases State Water Policy; Bihar denies power utilities fee increases; Chhattisgarh announces a reduction in power tariffs for all categories for domestic consumers in the state; Gujarat demands more data from bidders on…

Assessment of the Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit

By Sue Mi Terry & Lisa Collins — On February 27 and 28, U.S. president Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second bilateral summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. The summit was cut short abruptly in the…

Heightened Tensions in South Asia

By Richard Rossow —  On February 14, a terrorist killed 40 Indian military personnel in Kashmir. The Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility, though Pakistan’s civilian government attempted to downplay this link. India responded with an air strike against a…

Update on India’s States: February 27, 2019

Karnataka allowing landowners to convert their agricultural land for non-agriculture use online; Madhya Pradesh distribution utility blocked from re-opening wind power PPAs; Odisha releases a new Business Process Outsourcing Policy; Tamil Nadu introduces a new tenancy act; Andhra Pradesh keeps…