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Anil Gupta, Chairman & Managing Director, KEI Industries Ltd

“Quarter 3 has been very exciting for us, where our net sales has achieved double digit growth of 22 per cent with Rs.1087.48 crore as compared to Rs.888.66 crore in the same quarter last year. While strengthening our distribution network further and concentrating in expanding retail segment, our target is to achieve an overall growth of 20 per cent this financial year. Continuously meeting the industry demand, our first phase of LT power cable has been completed in Pathredi and second phase of HT power cable expansion will be completed by February-March 2019. We are also expanding our house wire business and thus bought a piece of land in Silvassa, which will add more to the business. The overall performance of the company is in line with our goals for this year.”

(Anil Gupta is commenting on the company’s financial results of the third quarter (October to December) of FY19)


Sunil Rathi, Director, Waaree Energies


“We are elated with CCEA’s inclination towards boosting domestic module and cell manufacturing in the country, by allocating 12 GW of PV projects exclusively to domestic players.

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Amit Gupta, Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Vikram Solar

Vikram Solar

“Honorable Finance Minister of India Mr. Arun Jaitley would be presenting an interim budget on February 1, 2019. Our expectation from the interim budget would be that it focus on policy direction of the government rather than just on expenditure. The finance ministry should announce the road map to bring down corporate tax to 25 per cent  in the coming years.

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Dr Beatrix Natter, CEO of Siemens Transformers


I am convinced that digitally-connected transformers will become the norm and that the Sensformer® will replace the transformer like the smart phone has replaced the cell phone.

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Anil Saboo, Chairman & Managing Director, Elektrolites (Power) Pvt. Ltd.


To improve India’s global competitiveness India can increase its exports by finding more prospective buyers of target products across the world. They are most likely to find these buyers in countries where the demand of target products is high.

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Marc Jarrault, Managing Director, Lapp India Pvt Ltd


Infrastructure, renewable energy, metro, ports, railways, metals and mining, automotive and automation power plants (nuclear & thermal), contributes to the growth of the Indian market.

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Prabhajit Kumar Sarkar, MD & CEO, Power Exchange India Ltd

Power Exchange

Power exchanges have a much larger role to play in creating efficient transaction structures to meet the power demand and supply situation while helping sustain the capacity market in the country. That would also be a vindication of the role envisaged by the policy makers and regulators for development of the power markets through power exchanges.

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Gyanesh Chaudhary, MD & CEO, Vikram Solar

Vikram Solar

“The Safeguard Duty Notification issued by The Ministry of Finance does not provide exemption to the projects which have already been auctioned out (approximately 20-25 GW ). This will completely derail the solar industry. To add on to that, the notification does not provide any relief to solar cells and modules manufactured in SEZ and cleared to DTA. Currently, 40 per cent of solar module manufacturing units and 60 per cent of the solar cells manufacturing units are located in SEZs.

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Tulsi Tanti, Founder & CMD, Suzlon Group


India’s renewable energy target increased to 227 GW from 175 GW by 2022, echoes the government’s commitment to increase the share of renewables in India’s energy architecture and enable the transition to a low carbon economy. The additional 52 GW will also boost governments ‘Make in India’ vision apart from creating new jobs in the country.

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Subhash Sethi, Chairman, SPML Infra Ltd

Subhash Sethi SPML Infra

Distribution franchisee (DF) model is neither a new concept nor is it popular with power companies! The idea behind DF was to encourage private participation in power distribution for improving electricity access to people. The motive behind its introduction in rural areas was to increase electricity access in view of the limited reach of power utilities. In urban areas like towns and cities, the idea was to reduce technical and commercial losses.

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