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8th September, 2005

Notification No. 81/2005-Customs

     In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts all items of machinery, including prime movers, instruments, apparatus and appliances, control gear and transmission equipment, and auxiliary equipment (including those required for testing and quality control) and components, required for initial setting up of a project for generation of power using non-conventional materials, namely, agricultural, forestry, agro-industrial, industrial, municipal and urban waste, bio waste or poultry litter, falling under any Chapter of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), when imported into India, from so much of the duty of customs leviable thereon which is specified in the said First Schedule as is in excess of 5% ad valorem, subject to the following conditions,- 

(i)   the importer produces to the Deputy Commissioner of Customs or the Assistant Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, a certificate, from an officer not below the rank of a Deputy Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources to the effect that  the goods are required for initial setting up of a project for the generation of power using non-conventional materials, namely,  agricultural, forestry, agro-industrial, industrial, municipal and urban waste, bio waste or poultry litter and the said officer recommends the grant of this exemption;

(ii)  the importer proves to the satisfaction of the Deputy Commissioner of Customs or the Assistant Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, that there is a valid power purchase agreement between the importer and the purchaser, for the sale and purchase of electricity generated  from the non-conventional materials, for a period of not less than ten years from the date of commissioning of the project; and

(iii) the importer furnishes an undertaking to the Deputy Commissioner of Customs or the Assistant Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be,  that such imported goods  will be used for the purpose specified and in the event of his failure to comply with this condition, he shall  be liable to pay, in respect of such goods as is not proved to have been so used, an amount equal to the difference between the duty leviable on such goods but for the exemption under this notification and that already paid at the time of importation.

F.No. 460 / 44 /2005-Cus.V

 

Ajay

Under Secretary to the Government of India