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BHEL facing competition from China: Praful Patel
New Delhi, 09
Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Praful
Patel today informed the Parliament that Bharat Heavy
Electricals Limited (BHEL) is facing competition from China
and other countries in the core area of equipments required
for power plants and other areas.
However, constant endeavour is being made by BHEL to
successfully meet the competition from main power equipment
suppliers from other countries, especially from China by
taking necessary steps to integrate contemporary technologies
to be at par with global players by manufacturing and
supplying superior products with higher efficiencies and
optimised designs compatible with local Indian coal
specifications and by enhancing its capacity and with other
initiatives and measures, he said.
These measures are sought not as protection, but to offset the
disadvantages suffered by them, the Minister said.
During 2009-10, the Government had set up a committee under
the Chairmanship of Member (Industry), Planning Commission to
suggest options and modalities to take care of the
disadvantages suffered by the domestic industry related to
power sector keeping all factors in view.
The Committee evaluated the evidence and identified the extent
of disadvantages suffered by the domestic power equipment
manufacturing industry and has made certain recommendations to
ensure adequate and timely availability of power generation
equipment as well a level playing field for domestic
The recommendations of the Committee for providing a level
playing field to domestic power equipment manufacturing
industry are under consideration of the Government.