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Investors await clarity on tariff policy of govt

Investors await clarity on tariff policy of govt

Some section of the union shipping ministry feels that private investors are keenly awaiting the government's decision on tariff norms in the port sector before investing. Particularly, private players are awaiting government's decision on a proposal to transform the Tariff Authority of Major Ports (TAMP) from a regulatory body into an appellate body. TAMP regulates tariffs in cent

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GAIL studies impact of tariff order

GAIL studies impact of tariff order

GAIL India is studying the impact of the recent tariff order by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) on its financial position. Some reports indicate that the May 10 order of PNGRB may cause Rs 500 crore loss for the company. In its order, the downstream regulator retrospectively reduced the tariff charged by GAIL for its Krishna Goda

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Railways takes steps to strengthen financial position

Railways takes steps to strengthen financial position

Railways have taken various measures to improve its financial condition, which inter alia, include rationalization of the fare and freight structure taking into account the cost of inputs, introduction of dynamic Fuel Adjustment Component (FAC) in its tariff, proposed setting up of rail Tariff Regulatory Authority (RTRA), prioritizing the projects for better resources utilization, setti

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India plans to import tariffs on steel products

India plans to import tariffs on steel products

In order to safeguard the interests of local producers from huge imports, primarily from China and Italy, India plans to impose tariffs on some iron and steel pipes, tubes and profiles. This information is said to be sourced from a filing of India in the World Trade Organization. According to the guidelines of WTO, member countries can impose such tariffs on a temporary basis if they can sho

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Govt takes steps to boost cargo volume

Govt takes steps to boost cargo volume

Union Minister for Shipping GK Vasan informed the Rajya Sabha that the government took some steps to boost cargo handling in major ports. These include construction of new berths and terminals to enhance port capacity to minimise pre-berthing detention time and reduce turnaround time of vessels calling on the

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Govt takes steps to boost cargo volume

Govt takes steps to boost cargo volume

Union Minister for Shipping GK Vasan informed the Rajya Sabha that the government took some steps to boost cargo handling in major ports. These include construction of new berths and terminals to enhance port capacity to minimise pre-berthing detention time and reduce turnaround time of vessels calling on the

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Govt takes steps to boost cargo volume

Govt takes steps to boost cargo volume

Union Minister for Shipping GK Vasan informed the Rajya Sabha that the government took some steps to boost cargo handling in major ports. These include construction of new berths and terminals to enhance port capacity to minimise pre-berthing detention time and reduce turnaround time of vessels calling on the

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2005 tariff regime discourage efficiency

2005 tariff regime discourage efficiency

Industry observers opine that the tariff regime of the Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP) does not reward efficient performance of port operators or terminal operators. They point out several lacunae in the tariff regime of 2005, the main ones being that operational efficiency is penalized. In other words, if a terminal loads more than the projected cargo volumes, it will lead to a reduction in rates

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2005 tariff regime discourage efficiency

2005 tariff regime discourage efficiency

Industry observers opine that the tariff regime of the Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP) does not reward efficient performance of port operators or terminal operators. They point out several lacunae in the tariff regime of 2005, the main ones being that operational efficiency is penalized. In other words, if a terminal loads more than the projected cargo volumes, it will lead to a reduction in rates

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Govt sets up panel for revision of royalty

Govt sets up panel for revision of royalty

Some of the mineral rich states like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Odisha, Rajasthan requested to enhance the rates of royalty for major minerals. The government has set up a Study Group on revision of rates of royalty and dead rent for major minerals (other than coal, lignite and sand for stowing) on September 13, 2011. The Study Group has to undertake detailed consultations with all stakeholders. The Study Group is likely to submit its final report shor