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5 Centres of Excellence to be opened in Haryana for R&D on e-mobility

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Dushyant Chautala

The Government of Haryana has decided to open five ‘Centres of Excellence’ for research and development in the field of e-mobility. Apart from these, research centres will also be opened in 20 ITIs or Polytechnical Institutes, informed Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, Sh. Dushyant Chautala.

Chautala, who also holds the portfolio of Industries and Commerce Department, presided over a meeting with senior officers of Industries and Commerce Department, MSME and other departments with the mandate to finalise the draft of ‘Haryana Electric Vehicle Policy’. In this meeting, Minister of State, Industries & Commerce Department, Sh. Anoop Dhanak was also present.

The Deputy CM said that five Centres of Excellence will be opened in the state for research and development in the field of e-mobility, which will be given financial assistance of Rs 5 crore each. Similarly, research centres will also be started in 20 ITIs or polytechnical institutions which will be given financial assistance of Rs 25 lakh each. He also directed the officers that there would be no shortage of funds for research and other fields, provided high-quality work should be ensured.

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He said that the government employees of the state would also be given special concessions on the purchase of e-vehicles. The Deputy CM further informed that the ‘Haryana Electric Vehicle Policy’ is being drafted by the Haryana government with special focus on the e-vehicle manufacturers, end-users and those setting up charging stations, in which various exemptions will be given to them. He said that the Haryana government is emphasising promoting two-wheeler, three-wheeler and four-wheeler EVs. He informed that the state government has a plan to increase the number of EVs in the state in the year 2022. He further added that the state government is committed to ensuring that the ‘Haryana Electric Vehicle Policy’ of the state should be the best in all prospects.

Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Vijayendra Kumar; Director General, MSME, Amneet P. Kumar; MD, Haryana Power Generation Corporation, Mohammed Shayin; and many other senior officers were present during the meeting.

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