State Assembly passes AEDB (Assam Ease of Doing Business) Bill, 2016
On 4th June 2016, Assam State Assembly passed the AEDB (Assam Ease of Doing Business) Bill, 2016. This legislation will help enterprises to attract new investments across the state via an easy to use and less complicated computerized clearance process. The current Bill will be replacing the previous bill that was announced on 26th February 2016. This bill will ensure speedy application processing as well as clearances of issues for industry set ups. It will also create an environment which is investment-friendly and help in the state’s economic development
DNWF (Draft National Water Framework) Bill, 2016 released
On 16th May 2016, the Ministry of Union for Water Resources released a draft bill named DNWF (Draft National Water Framework) Bill, 2016. It has been released for public suggestions and comments. This proposed act will ensure a national legal scheme with strict principles for conservation, regulation, management and protection of water and will treat it as a stressed and vital natural resource. As per the draft, water right will be available for all. Also, water as a primary human life sustainer will be given priority over other applications such as industrial uses or agricultural uses.