Tags: Nitin Gadkari

India will become Number one EV maker in world: Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday expressed confidence that lithium-ion batteries would be manufactured fully in the country in the next six months and India will become number one electric vehicle maker in the world in due course of time. Addressing the Amazon’s Smbhav Summit virtually, Gadkari further said that the government wants to encourage […]

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Scrappage policy- A step forward but a missed opportunity: Anumita Roychowdhury, CSE

An important step forward, but falls short of becoming an instrument of green recovery. The much awaited draft policy on vehicle scrappage is finally out. This outlines the incentives for scrapping, criteria for defining the end-of-life vehicles, and makes provision for scrapping facilities for safe disposal of waste and material recovery. This is certainly an […]

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The Government is committed to promote renewable energy, especially in MSME sector: Nitin Gadkari

The government is committed to promote renewable energy resources in the country, especially in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said. He also exuded confidence that within five years, India will be a top manufacturing hub for automobiles in the world. Gadkari, who holds MSME portfolio along with […]

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Under Delhi EV Policy 2020 Delhi govt. will provide scrapping incentives: Gadkari

Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Minister Nitin Gadkari informed Rajya Sabha in a written reply that scrapping incentives, including up to Rs 7,500 per vehicle for auto and light commercial vehicle, is being provided by the Delhi Government under Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 202.  The Delhi government notified the Delhi EV Policy 2020 on Aug […]

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Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari launches ‘Go Electric’ Campaign

The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari in the august presence of  R. K. Singh, the Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launched the “Go Electric” Campaign to spread awareness on the benefits […]

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Proposal for Green tax on old polluting vehicles gets Nitin Gadkari’s approval

The government plans to impose green tax on old polluting vehicles soon in a bid protect environment and curb pollution. Vehicles like strong hybrids, electric vehicles and those running on alternate fuels like CNG, ethanol and LPG will be exempted while the revenue collected through the green tax will be utilised for tackling pollution, the […]

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Government trying to create ecosystem to accelerate uptake of EVs: Gadkari

Government is planning set up at least one electric vehicle charging kiosk at around 69 thousand Petrol Pumps across the country to induce people to go for electric mobility. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways & MSME on Monday said that Government aims at creating core global competencies in India by facilitating seamless […]

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Reduce EV cost, forgo profit initially to capture market: Nitin Gadkari

Asserting that India has full potential to emerge as a global hub for electric vehicles by 2025, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday asked automobile manufacturers to reduce cost and forego profit initially to capture market and fuel growth. Once the market picks up there will not be any looking back, Road Transport and Highways […]

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India should now focus on alternative biofuel technologies: Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that the country should now focus on using more of alternative biofuel technologies. Speaking at the virtual Annual Convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs said: “Industry has come to global standards on many regulatory fronts.” “As a […]

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Nitin Gadkari promotes pilot project to run electric buses with private investment

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday promoted a pilot project to run electric buses with private investment. “If anyone is ready to invest in India, we can give him a pilot project for a city, where they can run their buses on electricity. Running their buses through electricity, they will get […]

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