Apr 08,2015 11:23 AM.
Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Anant Geete today launched a scheme for Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India, better known as FAME India at an event held at the India Habitat Centre here in New Delhi for the stakeholders and the general public at large. The event was organized by The Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) of the Government of India, in association with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). On this occasion Shri G.M.Siddheswara, Minister of State, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri Rajan Katoch and Additional Secretary Heavy Industry, Shri Ambuj Sharma were also present.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Geete said in 2011, Union Cabinet approved the setting up of a National Mission on Electric Mobility (NMEM) under which two apex bodies were set up – National Council on Electric Mobility (NCEM) at the Ministerial level and the other – National Board on Electric Mobility (NBEM) at the Secretary level to formulate the road map for a new paradigm in road transportation centering around hybrid and electric vehicles. The Minister said Apart from the detailed field level study, including consumer survey conducted by a reputed global knowledge partner (M/s Booz & Co.) a number of meetings of NCEM and NBEM were held over the next 1 ½ years. Accordingly, Electric mobility was included as a prominent theme for DHI in the the 12th Plan Five Year Plan document under the caption “A Hiving competence in manufacturing of fuel efficient cars and electric vehicles including hybrid segment”. The 12th Five Year Plan also approved an outlay of ` 795 crore for the same.