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Centre assures contracts for local solar equipment makers in govt projects

India's solar power generation capacity has almost quadrupled in nearly four years to about 15 Gw

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India plans to support local solar cells and modules makers by assuring contracts for government projects, a note from the renewable energy ministry said, as it looks to scale up manufacturing to cut Chinese imports and avoid legal hassles. The United States is due to take India back to the World Trade Organization (WTO) next month to settle a long-standing solar power dispute, alleging that India has failed to comply with last year's ruling related to giving preference to local solar equipment makers. Orders funnelled through a domestic-content requirement (DCR) policy have ...

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First Published: Thu, December 21 2017. 23:03 IST