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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Cabinet approves PLI schemes for auto sector, drone industry

The Union Cabinet has accepted the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for the auto sector and drone industry to advertise superior automotive applied sciences, together with clear power autos, with incentives price ₹26,058 crore to the industry over 5 years.

The assertion mentioned that the auto sector may appeal to contemporary investments of over ₹42,500 crore in 5 years and incremental manufacturing of over ₹2.3 lakh crore with the introduction of the PLI scheme. It is more likely to create extra employment for over 7.6 lakh individuals, it added.

With an allocation of ₹ 120 crore unfold over three monetary years, the PLI scheme for the drone industry is predicted to deliver contemporary investments of over ₹ 5,000 crore and incremental manufacturing of over ₹1,500 crore.

“PLI Scheme for the automotive sector along with already launched PLI for Advanced Chemistry Cell (₹18,100 crore) and Faster Adaption of Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) Scheme (₹10,000 crore) will give a big boost to manufacture of electric vehicles,” the discharge mentioned.

While the federal government had initially introduced an outlay of ₹ 57,043 crore for the auto sector below the PLI scheme, it was subsequently introduced right down to ₹26,058 crore .

The PLI Scheme for auto is open to current automotive corporations and new buyers who’re at present not within the vehicle or auto part manufacturing enterprise. The scheme has two elements.

The first part referred to as the Champion OEM Incentive Scheme is a ‘sales value linked’ scheme, relevant on Battery Electric Vehicles and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles of all segments.

The second part, the Component Champion Incentive scheme, is a ‘sales value linked’ scheme, relevant on Advanced Automotive Technology elements of autos, Completely Knocked Down (CKD)/ Semi Knocked Down (SKD) kits, automobile aggregates of 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers, passenger autos, industrial autos and tractors.

“The revised focus of PLI scheme on alternative fuels, electric vehicles and utilisation of advanced technological innovation, will help the industry move faster towards the future technologies… The pandemic has taught us the essence of Aatmanirbharta in every aspect possible. Hence, this is a significant push by the government for its workforce, organisations (OEMs), and the consumers to seek competitive, diverse, and climate-conscious mobility solutions and a progressive India,” mentioned Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company.

The scheme will allow India to leapfrog to environmentally cleaner electrical autos and hydrogen gasoline cell autos, the discharge added.

#Note-Author Name – Our Bureau

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