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WTO ruling on solar power: India to raise issue at UN event

India today termed as ‘unfortunate’ the recent WTO ruling which held the Centre’s power purchase agreements with solar firms as ‘inconsistent’ with international norms and said it will raise the issue during a high-level UN event this week.

“It is unfortunate that when India has launched such a big renewable programme, very small portion of it is in a way reserved for India’s small entrepreneurs,” Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

“We will definitely flag this issue because this shows that the way we are going green. The developed world should not have objections on such a small thing,”he said.

During a recent meeting of BASIC countries –Brazil, South Africa, India and China –held in New Delhi, China had come out in support of India's decision to file an appeal against the WTO ruling.
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