No GOI proposal for EV unit in Andhra Pradesh

Question Hour in Lok Sabha

Adala Prabhakar Reddy, MP, Nellore, and Dr. Beesetti Venkata Satyavathi, MP, Anakapalle

Q: Whether the government has set up new electric vehicle manufacturing units under National e-Mobility Programme during last two years in Andhra Pradesh; the total number of hybrid and electric vehicle manufacturing units that have been set up across the country under the programme.

A: The government does not propose to set up electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing units under National e-Mobility Programme in states including Andhra Pradesh. To promote manufacturing of EVs and batteries, two production linked incentive (PLI) schemes are being implemented by ministry of heavy industries to support automobiles and auto components’ companies, including electric vehicle manufacturing companies.

The union cabinet on May 12, 2021, approved the PLI scheme for setting up manufacturing facilities for advanced chemistry cell (ACC) battery storage in India with total manufacturing capacity of 50 GigaWatt hour (GWh) at an outlay of ₹18,100 crore. Approval also given to PLI scheme for automobile and auto components industry in India for advanced automotive products with a budgetary outlay of ₹25,938 crores over a period of five years.

- Krishan Pal Gurjar, Minister of State for Heavy Industries


Opening sea mouth into Pulicat Lake

Adala Prabhakar Reddy, MP, Nellore, and Lavu Sri Krishna Devarayalu, MP, Narasaraopet

Q: Whether it is true that in 2017, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) submitted a detailed project report (DPR) to government for opening of a sea mouth near Rayadaruvu in Nellore district; whether this issue is causing serious conflicts between fishermen communities of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

A: Government of AP has informed that NIOT, Chennai, in 2017 submitted a DPR for opening of the sea mouth at Rayadaruvu at an estimated cost of ₹48 crore.

The state government initiated action for obtaining requisite statutory clearances. Permission has been obtained from principal chief conservator of forest (Wildlife), Andhra Pradesh, for conducting Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) survey. AP government has requested National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), Chennai, to take up DGPS survey for opening of the sea mouth and preparation of DPR. NCCR prepared and submitted the DPR projecting an estimated cost of ₹128.80 crore in April 2022 towards opening the sea mouth at Rayadaruvu.

Government of Andhra Pradesh has submitted the DPR to Government of India seeking 100 percent funding under Sagarmala Scheme.

- Parshottam Rupala, Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

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