Monday, Aug 03, 2020 | Last Update : 03:19 PM IST

132nd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra44122827680915576 Tamil Nadu2576131964834132 Andhra Pradesh158764828861474 Delhi1376771233174004 Karnataka134819577252496 Uttar Pradesh92921533571730 West Bengal75516527301678 Telangana6766048609551 Gujarat63675466892482 Bihar5727036637322 Rajasthan4441031216706 Assam4290532385105 Haryana3651929690433 Odisha3491321955236 Madhya Pradesh3353523550886 Kerala259121446383 Jammu and Kashmir2141613127396 Punjab1785311466423 Jharkhand121884513115 Chhatisgarh9608699158 Uttarakhand7593443786 Goa6530466853 Tripura5248346323 Puducherry3806230952 Manipur283117377 Himachal Pradesh2654150813 Arunachal Pradesh19359693 Nagaland19356484 Chandigarh111769819 Meghalaya8742645 Sikkim6582891 Mizoram4702580
  Business   In Other News  03 Jul 2020  Banning power equipment imports from China, Pakistan: R K Singh

Banning power equipment imports from China, Pakistan: R K Singh

PTI
Published : Jul 3, 2020, 12:59 pm IST
Updated : Jul 3, 2020, 12:59 pm IST

He further said state discoms should not give orders for supply of equipment to Chinese firms

  Power Minister R K Singh. (PTI Photo)
  Power Minister R K Singh. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Power Minister R K Singh on Friday said that India will not import power equipment from China, amid border standoff with China.

During a virtual press conference with state counterparts, he also asserted that the equipment import from China and Pakistan would not be permitted especially on the basis of inspection.

 

He further said state discoms should not give orders for supply of equipment to Chinese firms.

"We manufacture everything here. India imported Rs 71,000 crore worth power equipment including Rs 21,000 crore from China," Singh said in the state energy ministers conference chaired by him this morning in his opening remarks.

He said: "This (huge import of power equipment) is something we cannot tolerate that a country will transgress into our territory....we will not take anything from China and Pakistan."

He further said, "we will not give permission for import from Prior Reference countries. We are affected. There could be malware or trojen horse in those (imports from China) which they can activate remotely (to cripple our power systems)."

 

Tags: power minister, r k singh, power equipment, border standoff
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi