Companies should come forward in the development of electrical vehicles in Madhya Pradesh – Shri Nikunj Srivastava IAS, Commissioner, Urban Administration and Development

No. PR- 077
August 11, 2021
New Delhi

Companies should come forward in the development of electrical vehicles in Madhya Pradesh – Shri Nikunj Srivastava IAS, Commissioner, Urban Administration and Development

In Madhya Pradesh, Government has started the policy for electric vehicles and suggestions have been invited from the industries to add more elements to it. 217 Charging stations have been given permission by the government, said Shri Nikunj Srivastava, IAS Commissioner, Urban Administration and Development, Madhya Pradesh in a webinar on Making Madhya Pradesh an EV State organized by MP Energy Development Corporation and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Energy Efficiency Bureau, Government of India, has launched an electric campaign to promote electric vehicles. Under this campaign, MP Energy Development Corporation and PHDCCI organized a webinar.

In the program, Transport Commissioner, Madhya Pradesh, Shri Mukesh Jain (IPS) said that electric transport is a good option to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions, and like other countries, it should be mandatory in some areas and the policy and rules should be made accordingly. With this, participation can be increased on a large scale, as well. He said that we will also have to work on the quality and recycling policy of the battery, only then we will be able to bring the electric vehicle to the public.

A knowledge report on Madhya Pradesh Electric Vehicles prepared by PHDCCI and ICRA (which is an independent and professional investment information and credit rating agency) was also unveiled during the program.

Mr. Pradeep Multani, Senior Vice President of PHD Chamber, in his address, praised the efforts being made by Madhya Pradesh Energy Development Corporation and other agencies on Electric Vehicles and told that Madhya Pradesh is a fast developing state which is doing good work in environment and other areas. He said that through this program industries will be inspired to set up Electric Vehicle Infra in Madhya Pradesh.

Mr. Firoz Meshram, Chief Engineer, Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Ltd said that in order to increase more participation in the charging infrastructure, there is a provision to give permission to operators in 48 hours by MPPMCL. Apart from this the fixed tariff has also been reduced.

In the program, Chairman of PHD Chamber’s Power and Energy Committee, Delhi, Mr. Sanjeev Gupta apprised that Madhya Pradesh is the second most populous state of the country and has immense potential for electric vehicles.

Dr. Surendra Bajpai Executive Engineer Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam while answering the questions of the participants in the technical session said that rickshaw has emerged as a better option for last mile connectivity.

Mr. Muraleedharan, Chairman, E-mobility Market suggested that there are many auto manufacturing units in the state and parts of charging stations in electric vehicles can be made here, which will also reduce the cost and generate employment and new investment in the state.

Mr. Varun Chaturvedi, Founder, Volactic Charging, said that the Government has made a lot of good efforts to promote electric vehicles and if the government is taking some more incentives in it, then it will help companies to set up charging stations.

Other speakers in the technical session of the program included Mr. Tushar Bhardwaj, CEO Solar Energy Technology & Mr. Sanyog Tiwari, CEO EV Urja.

The program was conducted by Dr. Yogesh Srivastava, Assistant Secretary General, PHD Chamber and vote of thanks was given by Mr Pradeep Karambelkar Chair PHD Chamber Madhya Pradesh and Smt. Preeti Saluja Co-Chair PHD Chamber Madhya Pradesh.

The program was sponsored by MP Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. ICRA was the knowledge partner and EV Tech News was the media partner of the program. The webinar was well attended by CEOs & representatives of Automobile & E vehicle companies, along with Senior Officers of Govt of Madhya Pradesh.

PHDCCI’s webinars are supported by DLF India; Multani Pharmaceuticals; UFLEX; JK Tyre & Industries; Marble City; Paramount Cables; SMC Investments and Advisors; Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic; Comtech Interio; DCM Shriram Industries; Radico Khaitan; R.E. Rogers India; Ajit Industries; Synergy Environics; Continental Carriers PVT LTD; Timberworkz; Jindal Stainless; P S Bedi & Co; IFFCO and Hindware.


Media Division

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry