BCD

With Intense Covid 2nd Wave, SPDA Appeals For a Further 3 Month Breather From MNRE

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA), a key representative body for solar developers, has appealed to the MNRE for a further 3 month extension on top of the 5 month extension granted back in 2020, for completing solar projects. The association counts large developers including Avaada power, Azure Global, Acme Solar and ReNew Power amongst […]

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The BCD Calculus: Will It Deliver The Right Outcomes?

As expected, once it did arrive, India’s Basic Customs Duty (BCD) plan for solar cells and equipment has managed to create just the sort of furore that the government claims it seeks to avoid. After all, for once, this was a decision that was long in coming, with intent having been announced last year itself, […]

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BCD Will Raise Solar Purchase Cost by Rs 900 Cr pa for Off-takers: Ind-Ra

The imposition of BCD will lead to an increase in solar tariffs which will increase power purchase costs for solar off-takers by Rs 900 crore annually India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has come out and said that the imposition of basic customs duty (BCD) on solar cells and modules with effect from 1 April 2022 […]

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40% on Modules & 25% on Cells, MNRE to Impose BCD From April 1, 2022

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has finally finalised the new Basic Customs Duty (BCD) on solar PV cells and modules. As per an office memorandum, the Ministry is going to impose a 25 percent BCD on solar PV cells and 40 percent duty on solar modules without grandfathering of bid-out projects. However, […]

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BCD Announcement This Week? Speculation Reaches Fever Pitch, Again

A report in BusinessLine, quoting sources in the MNRE, has speculated on the possibility of Basic Customs Duty (BCD) on modules and solar cells finally being announced this week. Readers will recall that the announcement was widely expected in the Union Budget in February, but was conspicuously missing. The report quotes its sources as saying […]

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India’s Solar Manufacturing- A Tale of failed Government Initiatives

India’s solar manufacturing prowess, or lack of it, has been a regular cause for concern ever since the country started powering forward in capacity additions from 2016 onwards. A new report from IEEFA and JMK Analytics puts the spotlight on the sector, especially on its failure to ramp up even as demand went up domestically. […]

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Delay in Imposition of BCD on Solar Equipment Impacting Investments: CII

CII has urged the finance ministry to impose the BCD on solar equipment, stressing that the delay in implementation is impacting investments. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in a written memorandum to the Ministry of Finance has urged the ministry to impose the planned basic custom duty (BCD) on solar equipment as announced in the last general budget, stressing […]

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