Choubey: Private vehicle scrapping policy in the offing, says Union minister Choubey | India News


NAGPUR: Union minister of state for environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Sunday said the government has taken various steps to bring down pollution and will soon bring out a policy on the scrapping of private vehicles aged more than 15 years. He was addressing reporters at ‘Meet the Press‘ in Nagpur.
A policy is already in place for scrapping old government vehicles.
Replying to a query on whether a similar policy will be brought for private vehicles older than 15 years, Choubey said, “A high-level joint meeting of the Ministry of Environment and nine other departments was held recently. The government is working on a policy to encourage private vehicles older than 15 years to go for scrapping after getting a (vehicle) health certificate.
“The government will give a 25 per cent rebate on the purchase of new vehicles (to those) having the scrap certificates. Besides, new vehicles will…

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