The New Indian Express Chennai|July 04, 2020
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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