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Announcement For Scrappage Policy To Be Made Soon: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

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Speaking at the 60th SIAM Annual Convention, Union Minister Prakash Javedkar said that the scrappage policy has been on the agenda and the government is working on it actively. He also went on saying that soon we will hear an official announcement regarding the scrappage policy.

SIAM has been urging the government for a scrappage policy to phase out older, polluting vehicles expand View Photos
SIAM has been urging the government for a scrappage policy to phase out older, polluting vehicles

Highlights

  • The Minister spoke about the scrappage policy at SIAM Annual Convention
  • SIAM and OEMs have been asking for a scrappage policy for a few years now
  • However, the Minister did not go into details about the timeline

Speaking at the 60th Annual Convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said the Government of India will soon announce the scrappage policy. Answering questions during the Reviving Demand session, Javadekar said that "the scrappage policy has been on the agenda and the government is working on it actively". He also went on saying that soon we will hear an official announcement regarding the scrappage policy. However, the Minister did not go into details about the timeline for the announcement.

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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that soon we will hear an official announcement regarding the scrappage policy

The scrappage policy has been in discussion for a few years now. Earlier this year, a bench headed by National Green Tribunal Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said a proper mechanism to set up authorised recycling centres compliant with environmental norms was an urgent need given a large number of ''End of Life Vehicles'' (ELV). The green panel had said the response of the MoRTH is very unsatisfactory and lacking insensitivity. "There is no tangible explanation for the long delay in issuing the necessary notification. Making allowance for the pandemic, we grant further time of two months for issuing requisite notification," the bench said.

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Earlier in May 2020 Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had said that scrapping policy will be finalised soon

Also Read: Scrappage Policy In Final Stage, To Get Cabinet Approval Soon: Nitin Gadkari

However, now, the assurance from Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on the imminent arrival of the scrappage policy is certainly a positive move. Earlier this year, in May 2020, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari had made a similar assurance saying, "The scrapping policy will be finalised soon. It is going to boost the industry. It is going to reduce the production cost. Yesterday also, I had a discussion with the Secretary and we will make it as early as possible."

Also Read: Need An Effective Scrappage Policy To Help Auto Industry: Daimler India CEO

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SIAM has been urging the government to formulate a scrappage policy to phase out older and polluting vehicles. The scrappage policy is part of the stimulus package requested by OEMs for the auto sector's revival, in addition to reduction in the GST rates.

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