Duty on solar modules, cells to continue: Minister R K Singh

Singh said as a result of the duty, the domestic manufacturing capacity of modules and cells has started going up.
Duty on solar modules, cells to continue: Minister R K Singh
Union Power Minister R K Singh

NEW DELHI: There are “no plans” to review the basic customs duty (BCD) levied on solar modules and cells, Union Power Minister R K Singh has said. “I don’t want any Chinese imports and want everything Made in India,” Singh, who is also the Minister of New and Renewable Energy said in reply to a question related to the duty levied on the two items. Last year, the Centre had announced imposing 40 pc BCD on solar modules and 25 pc on solar cells with effect from April 1, 2022. Singh said as a result of the duty, the domestic manufacturing capacity of modules and cells has started going up. However, developers of renewable energy projects have been raising concerns that the domestic capacity is not enough to meet their needs of modules and cells, and were expecting relief from the government.

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