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Power Ministry joins 'Make in India' pitch, calls for curbs on imports

Customs duty on Chinese solar gears, low cost finance to those using Indian goods

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Shreya Jai New Delhi
The Ministry of Power, in a discussion with the electricity industry and key stakeholders of the sector, has asked for a renewed focus on domestic manufacturing and announced curbs on imports. R K Singh, the Union minister of state for power, new and renewable energy, announced that a basic customs duty (BCD) would be imposed on imports of solar cells and modules. The minister said the duty would take effect in August. 

A BCD of 20 per cent on solar imports was proposed in the Union Budget 2020-21. However, the ministry said it would remain zero. Solar cells and modules

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First Published: Jun 23 2020 | 9:29 PM IST

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