FAME India Scheme

Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF HEAVY INDUSTRIES & PUBLIC ENTERPRISES DEPARTMENT OF HEAVY INDUSTRY RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 924 ANSWERED ON 19.09.2020 FAME INDIA SCHEME 924. DR. AMAR PATNAIK: Will the Minister of HEAVY INDUSTRIES AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISES be pleased to state: (a) the details of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric vehicles (FAME) India scheme; (b) the recent achievements of this scheme; and (c) the total number of employment opportunities created under this scheme? ANSWER THE MINISTER OF HEAVY INDUSTRIES & PUBLIC ENTERPRISES (SHRI PRAKASH JAVADEKAR) (a) to (c): Department of Heavy Industry formulated a Scheme namely Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles India (FAME-India) Scheme in March, 2015 to promote adoption of electric/ hybrid vehicles (xEVs) in India. Phase-1 of the scheme was available up to 31st March, 2019. The Scheme had four focus areas, namely, Demand Creation, Pilot Project, Technology Development/R&D and Charging Infrastructure. Based on the outcome and experience gained during Phase-I of FAME India Scheme and after having consultations with all stakeholders, including Industry and Industry Associations, the Government notified Phase-II of FAME India Scheme on 8th March, 2019, which is for a period of three years commencing from 1st April,2019, with a total budgetary support of Rs. 10,000 crore. This phase mainly focuses on supporting electrification of public & shared transportation and aims to support, through demand incentive, about 7000 e-Buses, 5 lakh e-3 Wheelers, 55000 e-4 Wheeler Passenger Cars and 10 lakh e-2 Wheelers. In addition, creation of charging infrastructure is also supported to address range anxiety among users of electric vehicles. In the First Phase of the Scheme, about 2.8 lakh hybrid and electric vehicles were supported by way of demand incentive, amounting to about Rs 359 crore. DHI had also sanctioned 425 electric and hybrid buses to various cities in the country with total cost of about 280 Crores. The Department of Heavy Industry had sanctioned about 520 Charging Stations/ Infrastructure for Rs. 43 Crore (approx.) under Phase-I of FAME-India Scheme. Further, specific projects under Pilot Projects, R&D / Technology Development and Public Charging Infrastructure components were sanctioned by the Project Implementation & Sanctioning Committee (PISC) for extending grant under the different focus areas of the scheme. Contd… -2- Under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme, about 27,715 Electric Vehicles have been supported, as on 15.09.2020, by way of Demand Incentive amounting to about Rs. 95 Cr. Further, 5,595 electrical buses have been sanctioned to various State/City Transport Undertakings under Phase-II of the Scheme. This involves Government incentive of around Rs. 2800 Cr. Department of Heavy Industry has also sanctioned 2,636 Electric Vehicle(EV) Charging Stations amounting to Rs 500 Crore (Approx.) in 62 cities across 24 States/UTs under FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles in India) Scheme Phase II.