At the launch of a 2 day ‘Awarness-cum workshop on Electric Vehicles (EVs), Charging Infrastructure and Renewable Hybrid Energy in North-East India” at City Convention Centre, state CM N Biren Singh released the ‘Manipur Electric Mobility Policy, 2022’ on November 9th.
Addressing the gathering as the chief guest, the CM said that the Manipur Electric Mobility Policy was prepared to embrace and accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. Through the policy, the state govt aims to increase the EV adoption by atleast 20 percent.
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The govt further goes to provide a waiver up to 30 per cent in Motor Vehicle Tax during registration as a means of motivation to buyers. As per the statement by CM Biren, it is also learnt that the state Government is considering giving priority to EVs while purchasing vehicles for Government Departments. CM Biren highlighted the rapid growth and urbanization over years and also pointed out the increase in vehicle owner over time. According to the CM, EVs are a prominent solution being adopted worldwide to address
the problem of vehicular pollution.
The state govt further to boost the adoption of EVs has collaborated with CSIR-IIP Dehradun. The institute will act as advisor to the department in e-vehicle-related matters. E vehicle charging station at Imphal and along National and State Highways including Imphal-Dimapur, Imphal-Moreh, Imphal-Jiribam, and Imphal-Aizawl will be set up by TATA Power.
Dignitaries like Chairman Tourism Corporation of Manipur MLA Karam Shyam, Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, CSIR-IIP, Dehradun Director Dr Anjan Ray, Chief Scientist, HoD, AFLAD, CSIR-IIP Poonam Gupta, Principal Scientist CSIR-IIP Dr Atul Ranjan, Principal Scientist CSIR-IIP Dr Robindro Lairenlakpam, attended the event. India is determined to achieved Net-Zero Carbon by 2070. Schemes like “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME)”