Industry welcomes Indian budgetThe Indian solar industry was broadly positive after India’s new government outlined its spending plans. Tax measures to boost manufacturing could hint at a pending imposition of AD duties on imports. July 11, 2014 Max Hall Finance Installations Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley may have made little mention of solar directly in his budget speech yesterday but industry commentators were broadly welcoming of the spending plans for Narendra Modi’s first year in office. Solar-watchers trying to read the runes and discern whether the newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will follow the recommendation of its ministry of commerce and introduce anti dumping (AD) duties on imported solar products, will have been heartened by Jaitley’s stated aim of encouraging domestic manufacturing. The finance minister’s bid to tackle an ‘inverted duties’ regime which discourages manufacturing by applying lower taxes to finished goods than to the raw materials needed to make them, has a direct impact on solar, according to Jaideep Malaviya, CEO of the Malaviya Solar Consultancy. Quoted in a report after the budget speech by the Times of India newspaper, Malaviya said a reduction in the duties applied to panel components such as EVA and back sheets, ribbons, flat copper wire and solar glass, as well as the machinery and equipment used to build solar plants, would reduce the costs of developing a 100 MW solar farm in India by INR50 lakh (US$83,000). INR5bn fund for projects in three states Having announced prime minister Modi’s aim of having 100 ‘smart cities’ across the nation, with the help of an INR70 billion fund to modernize more than 70 mid-tier cities, according to live coverage of the speech by the Wall Street Journal, Jaitley, an-hour-and-a-half after starting his speech, revealed plans for an INR5 billion fund for solar projects in Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. Indian solar consultancy Headway Solar welcomed the removal of duties on panel components and plans to double the tax, or ‘cess’ on Indian-mined coal to INR100/tonne a move which is expected to bring in INR6,857 crore (US$1.13 billion) in the 2014-15 fiscal year for the Clean Energy Fund (CEF), up from INR3,527 crore this year. But Headway criticized the willingness of the Modi regime to embrace the ‘ultra mega‘ solar plant model for which it has allocated INR1,000 crore, according to the Business Standard whilst making no mention of plans to encourage distributed generation. The consultancy added, hopes for measures to encourage banks to prioritize solar financing never materialized and, although it welcomed plans to ‘push’ publicly-owned oil companies such as Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum into investing in solar, no further details were forthcoming. 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The new centre-back partnership has come into its own and Webster believes their solid foundation can help City further up the pitch, as they go in search of ending 2018 with a win at Ashton Gate tomorrow (Saturday, December 29th).Paul Warne’s Rotherham United head south to BS3 for the final Sky Bet Championship fixture of the calendar year, with City aiming to go the entire month of December unbeaten; it would be a run of seven games off the back of the 1-1 Boxing Day draw with Brentford.Webster said: “The squad is feeling good. There’s a quick turnaround in games and we’re looking forward to it, we’re hoping for the three points.“We were disappointed not to take the three points from Brentford but if we win tomorrow, we can move on. The focus is now all on tomorrow and getting the three points.”Webster and Kalas were both summer recruits, the latter on a season-long loan from Chelsea, and both have won the hearts of the City supporters.“Tomas has been brilliant,” Webster said. “We’ve clicked since we started playing together and long may that continue.“We’re both different type of players but he’s a brilliant defender, he doesn’t lose headers, he reads the game well and we work well together.”It was a goalless draw the last time City met the Millers but Webster’s focus is on going into 2019 off the back of all three points this time around.Reflecting on the reverse fixture in October, he added: “It was one of the toughest games we’ve had this season. We defended well and we had good chances to win. They’re a tough side, very physical so we have to be ready for that but hopefully our quality will shine through.“It will be nice to give them [City supporters] something cheer about in the last game of 2018. We can use that and take it into the new year.”City v Rotherham United kicks off at 3pm.Secure your seat
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