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Title: Domestic solar panel manufacturing industry gets 12-GW boost from Centre
Source:Business Standard
Date:8 February 2019

The domestic solar panel manufacturing industry, which is battling competition from its Chinese counterpart, has seen a ray of hope with the latest announcement by the government. The CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs) on 6 February 2019 approved 12 GW of solar power projects to be set up by Central government-owned companies, and mandated them to source panels locally. The move is likely to give a boost to the domestic solar manufacturing industry. Indian panel makers have been facing stiff challenge from imported solar cells and modules, coming especially from China.

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