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Himachal Pradesh Proposes to Boost EV and to Become Green Energy State by March 2026

To attain this goal, the Himachal Pradesh government approved the Rajiv Gandhi Self-Employment Scheme 2023.

May 24, 2023. By Nivedita Ojha

Himachal Pradesh government put forth its plans to boost the use of electric vehicles and has put forth a target to transform the state into a 'Green Energy State' by March 2026.

Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu emphasised the significance of finding and identifying suitable locations for charging stations as well as the planned three Green Corridors Highways in Himachal Pradesh.

Sukhu ordered the officers of the transport department to manage a meeting with stakeholders within the coming 10 days to start off the production of an electric vehicle ecosystem.

He also emphasised the need to progress the charging infrastructure within cities to boost the use of electric vehicles (EVs).

To attain this goal, the Himachal Pradesh government approved the Rajiv Gandhi Self-Employment Scheme 2023.

The scheme will provide a certain 50 percent subsidy for the purchase of e-taxis, e-buses, and e-trucks.

This scheme not only facilitates self-employment opportunities for local young people along with enables government departments to recruit electric vehicle service providers.

The state government targets to transition all government vehicles to EVs gradually and lead the way in green energy.
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