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Government Policies Auto Fuel Vision & Policy 2025: Report of the Expert Committee May 2014
An expert Committee under Dr SAUMITRA CHAUDHURI Member, Planning Commission was formed in December 2012 by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas to formulate Auto fuel Policy 2025. The committee report had proposed BS V & BS VI emission norms from April 2020 and 2024 respectively.
However, the Government decided to skip BS V emission norms and jump to BS VI from April 2020 as the BS V & BS VI fuel specification remain same.
The report discussed in detail the fuel specifications and also other steps required for improving the air quality.
Automotive Mission Plan launched by the Prime Minister
Automotive Mission Plan 2006-2016
The Automotive Mission Plan (AMP) 2006-2016 aims at doubling the contribution of the automotive sector in GDP by taking the turnover to 145 USD in 2016 with special emphasis on export of small cars, MUVs, two & three wheelers and auto components.
Some of the main objectives of the AMP 2016:
1. Manufacture and export hub of small cars, MUVs, two & three wheelers, tractors, components to be promoted.
2. Appropriate Tariﬀ Policy to attract investment.
3. Incremental Investment of US$ 35-40 Billion in the Automotive Industry during the next ten years.
4. Fleet Modernisation to be encouraged.
5. Implementation of GST
6. National level Automotive Institute for training on automobiles.
7. Creation of Centres for automotive manufacturing excellence.
8. NATRIP to act as Centre of Excellence for Technical Design Data.
9. Closer partnership between Industry, research institution and academia for innovation and IPR to be encouraged.
10. R & D for product, processes and technology to be incentivised.