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670 new electric buses and 241 charging stations sanctioned under FAME scheme

Newdelhi:25/9/20: In a big push towards electric mobility the Government has sanctioned 670 Electric buses in the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, and Chandigarh and 241 Charging Stations in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat, and Port Blair under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme.

Announcing this in a series of tweet messages, Union Heavy Industries Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar said that the decision reflects the government’s commitment to reduce dependence on fossil fuel and to address issues of vehicular emissions. Shri Javadekar said that the decision is in line with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision for eco-friendly public transportation

The Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, is administering the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme since April 2015 to promote the adoption of electric/ hybrid vehicles (xEVs) in India.

In the First Phase of the Scheme up to 31st March 2019, about 2,80,987 hybrid and electric vehicles were supported by way of demand incentive, amounting to about Rs 359 crore.  Further, DHI sanctioned 425 electric and hybrid buses to various cities in the country with a total cost of about Rs. 280 Crores.  The Department of Heavy Industry had also sanctioned 520 Charging Stations for Rs. 43 Crore (approx.) in cities like Bangalore, Chandigarh, Jaipur, and NCR of Delhi under Phase-I of the FAME-India Scheme.

At present, Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme is being implemented for a period of 3 years w.e.f. 01st April 2019 with total budgetary support of Rs. 10,000 crore.

This phase focuses on supporting the electrification of public & shared transportation and aims to support, through subsidies, approximately 7000 e-Buses, 5 lakh e-3 Wheelers, 55000 e-4 Wheeler Passenger Cars, and 10 lakh e-2 Wheelers.  In addition, the creation of charging infrastructure is also supported to address the anxiety among users of electric vehicles.

The Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, is administering the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme since April 2015 to promote the adoption of electric/ hybrid vehicles (xEVs) in India.

In the First Phase of the Scheme up to 31st March 2019, about 2,80,987 hybrid and electric vehicles were supported by way of demand incentive, amounting to about Rs 359 crore.  Further, DHI sanctioned 425 electric and hybrid buses to various cities in the country with a total cost of about Rs. 280 Crores.  The Department of Heavy Industry had also sanctioned 520 Charging Stations for Rs. 43 Crore (approx.) in cities like Bangalore, Chandigarh, Jaipur, and NCR of Delhi under Phase-I of the FAME-India Scheme.

At present, Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme is being implemented for a period of 3 years w.e.f. 01st April 2019 with total budgetary support of Rs. 10,000 crore.

This phase focuses on supporting the electrification of public & shared transportation and aims to support, through subsidies, approximately 7000 e-Buses, 5 lakh e-3 Wheelers, 55000 e-4 Wheeler Passenger Cars, and 10 lakh e-2 Wheelers.  In addition, the creation of a charging infrastructure is also supported to address the anxiety among users of electric vehicles.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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