Bharat Emission Standards

Centre sends BS-V auto emission norms for a ‘six’

  1. Context: Application of BS-VI emission norms
  2. The Centre has notified the Bharat Stage (BS)-VI emission standards for two-wheelers and four-wheelers from April 2020 across the country
  3. With this, the government has decided to skip the BS-V emission standards and move directly to BS-VI from the BS-IV norms currently being followed in various cities
  4. Automobile makers have urged the government to make available the testing BS-VI compliant fuel a year sooner across the country
  5. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has given the Union Petroleum Ministry four years to make BS-VI fuels available to auto companies
  6. Oil companies will be investing more than Rs.60,000 crore towards BS-VI fuels

Discuss: What are Bharat Stage norms? What will be the impact of implementing BS-VI norms by skipping BS-V on different sectors of economy & environment?

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