FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India) II

29/12/2017 269 Geography | Transport | View Recent Current Affairs

  • The Centre is targeting a fully electric fleet for country’s public transport, including buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws under the second phase of FAME India scheme. This move is mainly aimed at reducing pollution in the country.
  • The pilot phase or phase I of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India (FAME India) was launched by the government in 2015, which expires on March 31, 2018. Thereafter, the phase II will be launched.


About FAME India scheme:

  • FAME India – Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India – is a part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan.
  • The scheme has four focus areas, technology development, demand creation, pilot projects and charging infrastructure.
  • The scheme envisages Rs 795 crore support in the first two fiscals starting with the current year.
  • It is being administered by the Heavy Industries Ministry.

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Ameen Arora I think this is a very good initiative and a move towards more cleaner environment. It only shows our committment to moving towards cleaner and safer sources of energy.

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Pooja Negi I think this is one of the paradigm shift in conducive investment for tackling pollution problem and justified as an awareness,technology,demand would be created through this scheme and it also would boost investment in the economy as it reflects the stable policy of India for overseas investors.

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Aditi I agree that it is a great initiative but according to me the investment made in the project is quite huge and that amount could be used in an effective manner that could have been more beneficial for eg creating more ways of providing education making humans or citizens skillful.

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Aditi I agree that it is a great initiative but according to me the investment made in the project is quite huge and that amount could be used in an effective manner that could have been more beneficial for eg creating more ways of providing education making humans or citizens skillful.

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