New Delhi. Preparations are underway to make Jharkhand the electric hub of eastern India, the state government is in touch with Tata Motors, Maruti and other automakers for setting up electric vehicle manufacturing in the state. State Chief Minister Hemant Soren last Friday offered electric manufacturing facilities to Tata and Maruti companies. Apart from this, the delegation of the state is also in touch with these two Indian companies, Hyundai, Toyota and Honda companies to set up electric manufacturing facilities in the state.
According to the State Electric Vehicle Policy assigned to these companies, the state government has promised full exemption of stamp duty and registration fee to the companies. Apart from this, the state government is also offering land in the state under Jharkhand Industrial Area Development (JIAD) of 50 percent subsidy to companies for setting up electric in the state within 2 years of the implementation of its electric vehicle policy. Apart from this, the state government has promised to give full exemption in road tax and vehicle registration to the companies, showing commitment to the electric vehicle policy.
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On this occasion, Chief Minister Soren said that “Electric policy passed in the state is the policy of the future, because if you look towards the future, you will find that electric vehicles are the vehicle of the future”. The target of the state government is to get investment of 1 lakh crore and through this to generate 5 lakh jobs in the state. For this purpose, a 2-day investor meet has been organized in the state. According to news agency PTI, in this event, the Chief Minister asked the group of Tata Motors that why do not you set up electric vehicle manufacturing here, although the official response of Tata Group has not come yet.
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The Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Unit of Tata Motors is already there in Jamshedpur of the state even before the state government automakers set up electric here. The company’s global head of corporate affairs, Sushant Naik, along with other officials of the company, attended a meeting with the state chief minister Soren on the matter. The Electric Vehicle Policy of Jharkhand State comes after Odisha became the 10th Electric Vehicle Policy State in the country, Odisha recently became the 10th State in the country to launch Electric Vehicle Policy in its State. Orissa has urged carmakers in its state to setup electric manufacturing facilities as well as manufacturing electric vehicle components and batteries used in vehicles.
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