Anurag Thakur

Cabinet Approves Rs 3,760cr For VGF Scheme On Battery Storage

Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that the Union Cabinet today approved a special scheme of Viability Gap Funding (VGF) for the battery energy storage system manufacturers in India. After the Cabinet meeting, he briefed the media on the issue today in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the meeting. The announcement came days before […]

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Modi Cabinet Approves Rs 19744 cr For Green Hydrogen Initiatives

The government’s Green Hydrogen Mission for India got a shot in the arm with the formal approval of Rs 17,490 crore for the same by the Union cabinet today.  The allocation is expected to be used for a special PLI (Performance Linked Incentive) scheme for manufacturing a base for electrolysers and other related equipment for […]

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20% Duty on Solar Power Equipment to cut Imports: Anurag Thakur

The government is considering a 20% basic customs duty on solar equipment to discourage imports, particularly from China, Anurag Thakur has said. The government is considering a proposal by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to impose 20 percent basic customs duty on solar modules to provide an edge to domestic manufacturers and discourage imports, […]

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WB Industrial Consumers Took Legal Action against Power Utilities on Fixed Charges

Industrial consumers in West Bengal (WB) has dragged power utilities in the state to court after their plea for relief on fixed charges among other demands in the lockdown was rejected. Moreover, nodal agency West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) had also paid no heed to their demands, when they approached the regulator, the high-tension […]

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India to Organize Summit on Smart & Green Mobility in Nov

The another interesting highlight of the mobility summit would be the participation of experts working with leading international scientific & research organizations and testing laboratories from across the world. The government is organizing a mobility summit, NuGen Mobility Summit 2019, in the month of November this year based on the theme smarter and greener future […]

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