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Big Move! GST Council Trims Tax on EVs, Chargers to 5%

According to the Finance Ministry statement, these changes will be effective from August 01, 2019. The GST Council chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has decided to slash GST rates on all electric vehicles (EVs) to 5 percent from the existing 12 percent and has cut the current 18 percent GST on electric vehicle chargers or […]

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Private e-2 Wheelers Also Covered Under Phase-II of FAME: Arvind Sawant

The scheme aims to support via subsidies about 7,000 e-Buses, 5 lakh e-3 Wheelers, 55,000 e-4 Wheeler Passenger Cars and 10 lakh e-2 Wheelers. In order to further boost electronic public (e-public) transport in the country, the government has taken various initiatives under the second phase of FAME India Scheme (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of […]

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Union Budget 2019: A Mixed Bag for the Solar Industry

As expected from Modi Government 2.0, India’s first full-time woman Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had few eggs in her basket for the renewables sector. Here’s how the key stakeholders of the solar industry, including policymakers, think tanks, leading private players have reacted to the government’s Budget for FY19-20: After the budget, Power Minister R. K. […]

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Budget 2019: Solar Industry Seeks Quick Reforms from Modi 2.0

When the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government was voted back to power in a landslide victory in the recently concluded general polls, expectations of the corporate world and especially from the renewable industry grew mile high from the Union Budget 2019 which will be presented on 5th July. Now with the continuation of the […]

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The Interim Budget. No Sunshine with A Hint of Rain

After getting many quick reactions from various industry experts we did some research on it and found that: The last budget of the Modi government tried to have something for everyone, especially the middle class and farmers. But it looks like the renewable vote is not really as important. On the renewable energy front, the […]

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