The electric vehicle segment is a big opportunity for Indian manufactures and they should look at producing such models for exports too, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has said.
“Electric vehicles are a sunrise opportunity as India has over 72 percent two-wheelers; our endeavour should be to make these electric, and also manufacture EVs for the world, in India,” Kant said.
The Niti Aayog has proposed that two-wheelers below the capacity of 150cc sold in the country after March 31, 2025, should be electric ones only.
It has also proposed that three-wheelers sold in the country should be electric ones only after March 31, 2023. Commenting on the growing the size of economy, he said start-ups and entrepreneurship were important factors going ahead. “India needs to grow at the rate of 9-10 percent per annum to lift the majority of our population above the poverty line. And, this growth will not be possible unless we grow entrepreneurship,” Kant said.
Globalisation and urbanisation are set to be at the forefront of this growth, he added.
India needs to be open to globalisation, and embrace the growing urbanisation, as 30 people migrate to urban India every minute, which is a massive opportunity for start-ups.
There are a plenty of opportunities emerging due to urbanisation, such as recycling water and waste, mass transportation, education, health care, electric vehicles and many more, he added.
Kant said that at a time when FDI has fallen 13 percent globally, in India it has grown by over 66 percent.