EMPS 2024 (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt Schemes)

News-CRUX-10     14th March 2024        
Samadhaan

Context: The Ministry of Heavy Industries recently announced the Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme 2024, with a total outlay of Rs. 500 crore, set to be implemented from 1st April to 31st July, 2024.


Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme 2024

  • About: The Ministry of Heavy Industries, Government of India, in collaboration with the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, is launching the Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme 2024 (EMPS 2024).
  • Objective: EMPS 2024 aims to expedite the uptake of Electric Vehicles (EVs) across India.
  • Financial Allocation: EMPS 2024 is a fund-limited scheme with a total budget of Rs. 500 crore.
  • Duration of the Scheme: The scheme is set to operate for a duration of four months, commencing from April 1, 2024, to July 31, 2024.
  • Focus: EMPS 2024 prioritizes the adoption of electric two-wheelers (e-2W) and three-wheelers (e-3W) to bolster green mobility initiatives and foster the growth of the EV manufacturing ecosystem.
  • Eligible EV categories

oTwo Wheelers (electric) (e-2W)

oThree-wheeler (electric) including registered e-rickshaws & e-carts and L5 (e-3W).

  • Components of EMPS 2024:

oSubsidies/Demand Incentive: incentive for electric 2W (e-2W) and electric 3 W including registered e-rickshaws & e-carts and L5 (e-3W)

  • Administration of scheme: Including IEC (Information, Education & Communication) activities and fee for Project Management Agency.
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