EPCA switches on pollution fight plan

EPCA switches on pollution fight plan

The SC-mandated EPCA on Friday enforced pollution control measures in the capital for the “very poor” and “moderate to poor” categories under the Centre’s graded response action plan.

Power ministry seeks relief for renewable energy from GST impact

Power ministry seeks relief for renewable energy from GST impact

The Union power ministry has told the influential goods and services tax (GST) Council chaired by finance minister Arun Jaitley that implementing GST in its current form could push up power generation cost, especially of renewable energy, which will further dent the ability of debt-ridden distribution companies to serve electricity unless specific relief measures are built in.

Ministry moots zero-rate under GST for renewables

Ministry moots zero-rate under GST for renewables

The Ministry of Power has recommended that renewable energy should be given a zero-rate tax status under the Goods and Services Tax, according to a presentation made by it to the GST Council, predicting several adverse effects to the economy if there is any increase in power tariffs due to the new tax regime.

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