The overall impact of present taxation regime at both Central and state levels leads to higher price of power.
- The inclusion of power and coal sectors in GST regime will result in lowering of bulk power, retail tariff and support the Make In India.
- Inclusion of power, coal and natural gas in GST regime to subsume multiple taxes and thereby reduce the cost of power projects and the per-unit tariff.
- Infrastructure industry status to the T&D sector so that all related tax benefits can be availed.
- Even though generation is exempt from CENVAT, excise and VAT, taxes on power generation equipment and other inputs remain embedded in the cost of power.