India Shuts Door On Power Gear Imports From China

The New Indian Express Chennai|July 04, 2020

India Shuts Door On Power Gear Imports From China
India has decided to shut the door on power equipment imports from countries like China, which feature in its Prior Reference Category (PRC) list.
Jonathan Ananda

While supporting the move, industry executives also warn that it will lead to delays in complying with emission-reduction norms. Over threequarters of India’s thermal power plants (TPP) are likely to miss the December 31, 2020, deadline, since most emission-reducing gear is sourced from China, the Association of Power Producers observed.

India’s power sector has been dependent on its northern neighbor for a large variety of equipment, especially in the solar and emissions-control segments. According to Power Minister R K Singh, India imported nearly ₹71,000 crores worth of power sector equipment in fiscal year 201819, of which China alone contributed ₹21,000 crores.

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