New Delhi: The Central Cabinet, on Wednesday (September 15), announced that the government has approved a production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for the automobile sector.
The Central government will provide incentives worth Rs 26,000 crore to automakers manufacturing cars, auto parts, and other related products in India.
The PLI package comes as a major relief for automakers. The scheme will aim to bolster the manufacturing of electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel vehicles in the county, besides generating more than 7.5 lakh jobs.
Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that the government has approved production linked incentive scheme for auto industry, auto-component industry, and drone industry to enhance India's manufacturing capabilities.
The government has approved production linked incentive scheme for auto industry, auto-component industry, drone industry to enhance India's manufacturing capabilities: Union Minister Anurag Thakur pic.twitter.com/5C80wzItow
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"Automobile industry contributes to 35% of the manufacturing GDP of the country. It is a leading sector in generating employment. If we speak of the global automotive trade, then we need to increase India's participation," he added.
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