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Power minister R K Singh supports tax incentives for electric vehicles

The power ministry will also do away with cross subsidy in the proposed power tariff policy to promote e-mobility, as nobody will buy power at Rs 11/unit, Singh said

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Power R K Singh today made a pitch for incentives for and said the ministry will soon come out with regulations for promoting in the country.

The also said that the which seeks renewable of distribution licences for discoms among other proposals is likely to be moved in the upcoming budget session.

Addressing an conference here, the said that incentives are needed to promote

The ministry will soon bring in regulations for to address issues such as whether charging is a service for promoting in the country.

The power ministry will also do away with cross subsidy in the proposed power tariff policy to promote e-mobility, as nobody will buy power at Rs 11/unit, Singh said.

Cross subsidy is provided to fund cheaper power to residential, and poor consumers. Industrial users currently pay cross subsidy. The Niti Aayog in its draft policy has suggested removal of cross subsidy.

Singh said that the electricity amendment bill, which proposes renewable of distribution licences for discoms and a hike in penalty for unscheduled power cuts from Rs 1,000 at present, is likely to be placed in Parliament in upcoming budget session.

Discoms, at present, get licence for life-time.

The bill also proposes separation of carriage and content business. This will enable consumers to change service providers like they do for

First Published: Wed, January 24 2018. 12:00 IST
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