Govt’s policy soon for large-scale solar manufacturing – Feedback

Government is working on a policy to boost large-scale solar equipment production facilities that will be soon be sent for the Cabinet’s approval, New & Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal has said.

“We are working on a policy to promote large-scale domestic manufacturing of solar equipment for making it more competitive,” Goyal said while addressing at SURYA KRANTI Summit organised by Bharat Solar-Power Development Forum here. The minister added: “We are trying to bring in a policy wherein we are thinking what support we can for large-scale production of equipment like silicon wafers. A policy in this regards is being considered which will be put up for Cabinet approval soon for quantum jump in domestic production of solar equipment.” The minister said an inter-ministerial committee headed by then Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Amitabh Kant has submitted contours of the policy which is being evaluated.

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