GS Paper - 2 (Polity)

Prime Minister on 13 August 2021 launched vehicle scrappage policy and said that the policy is a significant milestone in India's development journey. He urged youth and startups to join the programme. The vehicle scrapping policy is aimed at creating an eco-system for phasing out unfit and polluting vehicles in an environmentally friendly and safe manner.

Aim of this Policy

  1. The policy intends to create scrapping infrastructure in the form of Automated Testing Stations and Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facilities across the country.
  2. The scrappage policy will help modernise the vehicle fleet and will ensure scientific disposal of old polluting vehicles. The vehicle scrapping policy is a move to generate wealth from waste.
  3. Vehicle Scrappage Policy will play a big role in the modernization of the vehicular population in the country, removing unfit vehicles from the roads in a scientific manner
  4. This policy will follow the principle Reuse, Recycle and Recovery will also promote the country's self-reliance in the auto sector and in the metal sector.
  5. The Prime Minister also said that the Centre is promoting a circular economy with an aim to develop a sustainable and environment-friendly front.
  6. A circular economy is one where products are designed for durability, reuse and recyclability.