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After Finance Ministry’s (MoF) decision to reject Commerce Ministry’s (MoC) proposal of anti-dumping duties (ADD) in late August, solar developers heaved a big sigh of relief In this article, we review the controversy generated by the proposal for ADD in the light of existing evidence and future outlook for the solar photovoltaic (SPV) industry. We find that the popular narrative took a myopic view of the SPV industry. This was exhibited by overstating the negative impact of ADD and vice-versa, and the general buoyancy around the MoF decision, as reported in the news.

Incentivising Domestic Manufacturing for a Sustainable Solar Industry