Topic: Voluntary vehicle scrapping policy
Voluntary vehicle scrappage policy was launched in August, but setting up of crucial infrastructure such as scrapping facilities & automatic vehicle fitness centres proving a challenge.
The Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernisation Programme was unveiled in March. It has now been launched with an aim to remove unfit and polluting vehicles off India’s roads.
Presenting Budget 2021, Sitharaman said that personal vehicles would undergo fitness test after 20 years while commercial vehicles would require it after completion of 15 years.
It was probably too much to expect that the CDS could bring about the politically mandated changes despite friction between MoD and the Services.
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Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.
That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.