India has game plan for electric vehicles: Amitabh Kant
Saturday, July 27, 2019, 9:25 PM
India has put in place a-game-plan for EV and its components like batteries to ensure clean cities, reduce imports and utilise solar power, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said. He said domestic battery manufacturing for electric-vehicles provides "massive market opportunity", and also quickens the transition to such environment-friendly transport, which is vital for the country to help combat pollution, congestion, strengthen energy-security and create-jobs.
GST Council to decide on tax cut on EVs this week
Sunday, July 21, 2019, 7:43 PM
The GST Council, chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, will meet on July 25 and decide on lowering tax rates for electric vehicles, officials said. The 36th meeting of the Council, which will happen through video conferencing, is also likely to decide the valuation of goods and services in solar power generating systems and wind turbine projects for the purposes of levying GST.
Government to approve power tariff policy soon: R K Singh
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 8:02 AM
The government will soon approve the power-tariff-policy which would provide for a penalty for unscheduled-power-cuts by distribution companies from April-1, Power Minister R K Singh said. "The proposal for tariff policy ready and will soon go for Cabinet approval. The policy provides for penalty for unscheduled power-cuts except in case of technical-faults or act-of-God (natural calamities)," Singh said during an interaction with media persons.