FAME India Scheme

RELEVANCE – UPSC GS PRELIMS & GS MAINS-III

PRACTICE QUESTIONS

First go through the text (given after the questions) and then attempt the questions.

QUES 1 . Consider the following statements with respect to  FAME India Scheme –

1 .Its objective is to support hybrid/electric vehicles market development and Manufacturing eco-system.

2 . It was launched on 1st April 2017

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

a . 1 only

b . 2 only

c . Both 1 and 2

d . Neither 1 nor 2

Answer – a

QUES 2 .Consider the following statements with respect to  National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP)

1 . It projects sales of ten to eleven million units of electric vehicles by 2020.

2 .It was launched in 2012.

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

a . 1 only

b . 2 only

c . Both 1 and 2

d . Neither 1 nor 2

Answer – d

ABOUT FAME INDIA SCHEME

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Government of India notified FAME India Scheme [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India] for implementation with effect from 1st April 2015, with the objective to support hybrid/electric vehicles market development and Manufacturing eco-system.

Focus of the scheme

The scheme has 4 focus areas i.e. Technology development, Demand Creation, Pilot Projects and Charging Infrastructure.

Administering agency

Department of Heavy Industries

Phase-I of FAME India Scheme

Phase I of the FAME-India Scheme was launched for a two-year period between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2017, at an approved outlay of Rs 795 crore. The scheme was subsequently extended for six months till September 30, 2017 and then again till March 31, 2018. Again it was extended by another six months till 30 September 2018 or till launch of phase-II.

Incentives under FAME India Scheme

The FAME India Scheme is aimed at incentivising all vehicle segments i.e. 2 Wheeler, 3 Wheeler Auto, Passenger 4 Wheeler Vehicle, Light Commercial Vehicles and Buses. The scheme covers Hybrid & Electric technologies like Mild Hybrid, Strong Hybrid, Plug in Hybrid & Battery Electric Vehicles.

As per the scheme, depending on technology, battery operated scooters and motorcycles are eligible for incentives ranging between Rs 1800 and Rs 29000, three-wheeler for incentives in the range of Rs 3300 and Rs 61,000. In four-wheelers, the incentives range from Rs 13,000 to Rs 1.38 lakh, in light commercial vehicles it is from Rs 17,000 to Rs 1.87 lakh, and for buses it is from Rs 34 lakh to Rs 66 lakh.

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP)

FAME-India is part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP), which was launched in 2015. Under the NEMMP scheme, the government was to invest up to Rs 14000 crore in creating infrastructure and promoting the use of environment-friendly electric vehicles.

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 projects sales of six-seven million units of electric vehicles and a resultant fossil fuel saving of 2.2-2.5 million tonnes. This will also result in substantial lowering of vehicular emissions and decrease in carbon dioxide emissions by up to 1.5% by 2020.