What is the FAME India Scheme? (Download PDF)


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The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises is administering the scheme “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehciles in India”, popularly known as FAME India scheme since 01st April 2015.

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Cities under this Scheme

10 Cities selected for pilot project of Multi-Modal Electric Public Transport under FAME India.

  • Delhi

  • Ahmedabad

  • Bangalore

  • Jaipur

  • Mumbai

  • Lucknow

  • Hyderabad

  • Indore

  • Kolkata

  • Jammu

  • Guwahati

  • The two cities Jammu and Guwahati are under special category.

    Subsidies for the Cities

  • The nine big cities in the list will be given subsidy for 40 buses each while Jammu and Guwahati will get 15 buses each.

  • Subsidy for taxis will be given to

    • Ahmedabad (20 taxis)

    • Bangalore (100 taxis)

    • Indore (50 taxis)

    • Kolkata (200 taxis) – based on their demand.

  • In addition, Bangalore will get subsidy for 500 three wheelers, Indore for 200, and Ahmedabad for 20

Funding of the Project

  • The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has announced that the Government is providing Rs. 437 crore subsidy to 11 cities under FAME India, for launching electric buses, taxis and three-wheelers.

  • Through this EOI, Department of Heavy Industry is expected to spend about Rs. 437 Crore under FAME India scheme (Phase I), which includes about Rs. 40 crores as incentives for installation of charging infrastructure.

  • The total financial support of 4054.6 crores was sought from Government of India.

Background on City Selection

  • An Expression of Interest (EOI) inviting proposals from million plus cities and special category states for multimodal transport was issued by the Department of Heavy Industry on 31st October 2017. Last date for receipt of the proposal was 30th November 2017.

  • Department of Heavy Industry received 47 proposals from 44 cities across 21 states having requirement of 3144 E-buses, 2430 E-Four Wheeler Taxies and 21545, E-Three Wheeler Autos in response to the EOI.

  • The evaluation of these proposals was done considering parameters like

  • population

  • vehicle density

  • vehicular pollution

  • Swachhata Abhiyan ranking,

  • available financial outlay under Phase 1 of FAME India scheme etc,

  • These cities were selected for funding under a pilot project for Multi-Modal Electric Public Transport under FAME India scheme of the Government.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 30, 2018

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