Bharat Emission Standards

Govt. to implement BS-VI norms by 2020

  1. The government, in a move to fight pollution, will implement Bharat Standard (BS)-VI emission norms by April 1, 2020.
  2. The minister urged automobile manufacturers, who had opposed an early deadline to implement the norms due to financial burden, to co-operate.
  3. The decision was taken a day after the Supreme Court pressed for implementing clean vehicular fuel norms soon amid concerns on rising air pollution especially in Delhi.
  4. Supreme Court had asked the government to implement BS-VI norms earlier than the April 2021 deadline fixed by the Union government.
  5. The apex court also ordered shutting down more entry points at the national capital border for heavy commercial vehicles not meant for Delhi.

Petroleum Ministry will spend Rs.30,000 crore for upgrading refineries to implement the clean fuel technology.

  1. The government, in a move to fight pollution, will implement Bharat Standard (BS)-VI emission norms by April 1, 2020.
  2. The minister urged automobile manufacturers, who had opposed an early deadline to implement the norms due to financial burden, to co-operate.
  3. The decision was taken a day after the Supreme Court pressed for implementing clean vehicular fuel norms soon amid concerns on rising air pollution especially in Delhi.
  4. Supreme Court had asked the government to implement BS-VI norms earlier than the April 2021 deadline fixed by the Union government.
  5. The apex court also ordered shutting down more entry points at the national capital border for heavy commercial vehicles not meant for Delhi.
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