NITI Aayog hosts first Shoonya Forum

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NITI Aayog on 14 September hosted the first Shoonya Forum to commemorate the first anniversary of India’s zero pollution e-mobility campaign in Delhi.


  • On the occasion, over 25 zero partners announced their commitment.
  • The partners pledged to accelerate India's clean mobility story with electric vehicles to improve air quality for Indian citizens.

  • A three-report series highlighting the economic opportunities presented to India by an indigenous battery industry was released during the event.

  • Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa and former CEO of NITI Aayog, said that the Zero campaign is an effective collaboration between industry, government and citizens that is helping electric mobility in India.

Shoonya initiative :

  • NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and RMI India launched the Shoonya Campaign in September 2021.

  • It promotes zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry. 

  • The campaign aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in the urban delivery segment and create consumer awareness about the benefits of zero-pollution.

  • Urban freight vehicles account for 10 percent of freight-related carbon dioxide emissions in India, and these emissions are expected to increase to 114 percent by 2030.

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