Status: The government approved the Uttar Poorva Transformative Industrialization Scheme in March 2024, offering a host of financial incentives for investors to set up new units or expand existing units. To ensure a balance between industrial growth and the environment, industries such as Renewable energy and EV charging solutions are kept on a positive list, while industries such as cement and plastics are kept on a negative list. The government is also implementing Swadesh Darshan 2.0 and PRASHAD to promote sustainable tourism and develop infrastructure at sites with religious and historical importance. The work has begun on 21 new pilgrimage/heritage/tourism sites across all eight north-east states under the said schemes. Further, the government is also developing tourism projects in Lakshadweep under Swadesh Darshan 2.0 and the ’holistic development of islands’ programme that provides for environment zoning and carrying capacity assessments to maintain the ecological balance. i ii iii iv v