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Ministry of Heavy Industries supports 520 Charging Stations Infrastructure under the Phase-I of FAME India Scheme

Ministry of Heavy Industries supported 520 Charging Stations/ Infrastructure under the phase-I of FAME India Scheme. Out of 520 charging stations, 452 charging stations has been installed as on 03.12.2021. Further, under phase-II of FAME-India Scheme, Rs. 1000 Cr. is allocated for the development of charging infrastructure. This Ministry has also sanctioned 2,877 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in 68 cities across 25 States/UTs and 1576 charging stations across 9 Expressways and 16 Highways under Phase II of FAME India Scheme.

As per the information received from Ministry of Power, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), Power Grid Corporation Ltd. (PGCIL) and NTPC Ltd.have been engaged in installation ofPublic Charging Stations (PCS) in the country. The details of Charging Stations installedby EESL, NTPC and PGCIL are as below:

i.NTPC : 142

ii.EESL : 396

iii.PGCIL : 24

Ministry of Power on 13.04.2018 has issued clarification on ChargingInfrastructure for Electric Vehicles with reference to the provisions of the Electricity Act,2003 clarifying that the charging of batteries of electric vehicles through charging stationdoes not require any license under the provisions of Electricity Act, 2003.

To facilitate the establishment of Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles followingactions have been taken by the Government of India:

  1. FAME-India Scheme: Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) has launched Phase II of FAMEIndia Scheme which provides for INR 1000 Crores for installation of Charging Infrastructure forElectric Vehicles.
  2. Grid Connectivity and Safety regulations: Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has issuedamendments in the regulations regarding Technical Standards pertaining to Grid Connectivity andSafety of supply for Charging Stations
  3. Guidelines and Standards: Guidelines and Standards for Charging Infrastructure for ElectricVehicles were issued by Ministry of Power vide MoP Communication No. 12/2/2018-EV on01.10.2019. An amendment has been issued on 08.06.2020 regarding capping of Tariff for Supply of Electricity to PCS and definitions of Public Charging Station, Battery Swapping Stations, Battery Charging Stations and Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment.
  4. Central Nodal Agency: Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has been selected as the CentralNodal Agency (CNA) under the provisions of Guidelines issued on 01.10.2019.
  5. Go Electric Campaign: Ministry of Power along with Ministry of Road Transport andHighways, Ministry of Heavy Industries and NITI Aayog has launched a nationwide “Go Electric”Campaign on 19.02.2021 to educate the general public on the benefits of e-mobility, inform the potential EV owners about theGovernment incentives for EV adoption, generate curiosity and transform the same into demand, discredit misinformation against Electric Vehicles and bring together multiple stakeholders under single platform.
  6. Amendments issued by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs: Ministry of Housing andUrban Affairs has issued amendments in Model Building By-Laws and Urban and RegionalDevelopment Plans Formulation and Implementation Guidelines regarding ChargingInfrastructure for Electric Vehicles.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Heavy Industries Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in the Rajya  Sabha

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