Govern­ment to step up pro­cure­ment but with strict qual­ity vigil

The mega five-day power T&D event Elecrama 2016 con­cluded in Ban­ga­lore on Fe­bru­ary 17, 2016. The event hosted over 1,000 ex­hibitors from In­dia and abroad that dis­played their ca­pa­bil­i­ties to a co­pi­ous stream of over 1 lakh vis­i­tors. Out­side of the main ev

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The elec­tri­cal equip­ment sec­tor and an­cil­lary in­dus­tries have good rea­son to cheer as the govern­ment has re­it­er­ated its com­mit­ment to step on the pro­cure­ment drive. How­ever, any com­pro­mise on qual­ity will not be taken le­niently. This will mean that while there is a boom­ing mar­ket await­ing qual­ity-con­scious sup­pli­ers, those that will­fully or oth­er­wise skimp on the qual­ity pa­ram­e­ter will be se­verely dealt with. This was the big­gest mes­sage for the elec­tri­cal equip­ment in­dus­try em­a­nat­ing from key­note ad­dresses by min­is­ters and other dig­ni­taries at the mega five-day power T&D event Elecrama 2016 that con­cluded in Ben­galuru, on Fe­bru­ary 17, 2016.

De­liv­er­ing Elecrama’s in­au­gu­ral speech on Fe­bru­ary 13, 2016, Piyush Goyal, Min­is­ter for State for Power (In­de­pen­dent Charge), summed up the sen­ti­ment when he said, We are re­ally look­ing at high qual­ity prod­ucts com­ing out of your in­dus­try.” Goyal said the govern­ment will soon be­gin large-scale pro­cure­ment of dis­tri­bu­tion trans­form­ers and smart me­ters.

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