NITI Aayog

Government Panel Proposes 2-Way Strategy to Promote EVs

The panel has recommended a lower basic customs duty on components besides a lower GST rate to encourage manufacturers to take up large-scale production of e-vehicles. A government panel led by cabinet secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha has proposed an array of incentives for electric carmakers as well as buyers of electric vehicles in an effort […]

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Exicom Wins EV Infrastructure Company of the Year Award

Exicom wins “EV Infrastructure Company of the Year” award at India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) Industry Excellence Awards 2019 held at 6th Energy Storage India conference & expo. Powered by Customized Energy Solutions and Messe Dusseldorf India, IESA Industry Excellence Awards is an initiative by IESA to recognize the perseverance, innovation and achievements of organizations […]

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Proposed No Road Tax, Green Permit Issuance for EVs: Amitabh Kant

“For India to successfully move away from fossil-fuel dependence oil companies should become the energy companies of the future,” he said. There should be no road tax for electric vehicles (EVs) and green permit should also be issued for EVs, said Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog. Speaking at the Make in India session […]

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Tamil Nadu Best in Providing Clean and Affordable Energy: NITI Aayog

Renewable sources constitute 100 percent of total installed generating capacity of electricity in three States and four UTs. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) India Index which was released by NITI Aayog recently has ranked Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra and Gujarat as the top states for providing affordable and clean energy to their population. […]

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Renewable Purchase Obligations Should be Strictly Enforced: NITI Aayog

Launched by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the document outlines a slew of measures to reform the energy sector of the country. NITI Aayog recently published its latest strategy document ‘Strategy for New India @75’ in which it has recommended that renewable purchase obligations should be strictly enforced. Launched by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the document […]

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NITI Aayog Proposes Penalty of Rs 12,000 on Polluting Vehicles

NITI Aayog is making use of the ‘polluter pays’ principle to justify this levy of Rs 12,000 on every new purchase of petrol and diesel vehicles. With a motive of raising funds for incentivising electric vehicles, the government is mulling imposing a fee on the purchase of new petrol and diesel cars. The government is […]

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Cabinet Clears National Monitoring Framework on SDGs

There is no direct financial implication on implementation of the National Indicator Framework. The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the constitution of a High Level Steering Committee for periodically reviewing and refining the National Indicator Framework (NIF) for monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with associated targets. The High […]

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India, UN to Ink 5-Yr Sustainable Development Framework

This Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (SDF) 2018-2022 outlines the work of UN agencies in India, to support the achievement of key development outcomes that have been identified in consultation with the government and are aligned to the national priorities. The Government of India (GoI) and the United Nations will sign a five-year Sustainable […]

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