Chhattisgarh govt approves electric vehicle policy to create employment

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Chhattisgarh has become the 21st state in India to ratify its Electric Vehicle Policy.

  • Important facts

  • Chhattisgarh EV Policy 2022 was approved during the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.

  • The objective of the policy is not only to increase the number of electric vehicles on the roads, but also to develop the state as an EV manufacturing hub in the coming days.

  • “Under the policy, the government has set a target of 15 percent new registrations of vehicles for personal use or commercial use as EVs by 2027.”

  • Chhattisgarh EV policy will be applicable for commercial and non-commercial vehicles.

  • Full rebate in road tax will be given on all electric vehicles purchased during the first two years from the date of official implementation of this policy.

  • About Chhattisgarh State 

  • Chhattisgarh is a densely forested state in central India known for its temples and waterfalls.

  • It is also known as the rice bowl due to its abundant production of paddy.

  • Chhattisgarh has the world's largest area of kimberlite deposits.

  • Chhattisgarh accounts for 16 percent of the total mineral production of the country.

  • It is the second largest state in the country in terms of mineral revenue.

  • The state of Chhattisgarh was formed on 1 November 2000.

  • Capital- Raipur

  • Governor- Anusuiya Uike Baghel

  • Chief Minister- Bhupesh Baghel

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