The Union Minister of Power Sushilkumar Shinde assured the Indian power equipment industry of adequate protection. He was talking at the inaugural function of ELECRAMA 2012 in Mumbai organised by Indian Electricals and electronics manufacturing Association (IEEMA).The minister said that the Indian power industry is at the cusp of major growth with 80,000 MW of power units under construction. The domestic equipment manufacturing industry has grown substantially to fully meet the domestic power generation demand. The T&D players have the contemporary technology and have established themselves globally. “However, the built-up equipment capacity stands under utilised across several products, as there has been a surge in imports in recent time,” said Ramesh Chandak, President, IEEMA. He requested the Union Minister to create a level playing field for domestic electrical manufacturers.In his concluding remarks, Shinde stressed that the government is keen to enhance super critical manufacturing capacity such as new joint venture companies to be formed to manufacture supercritical boilers and turbines for power plants.