Auto sales affected over past 2 years due to COVID-19: Government informs LS

Automobile sales have been affected over the past two years due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Heavy Industries said in a written response to Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

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01 dec. 2021, 20:02

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Automobile sales have been affected over the past two years due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Heavy Industries said in a written response to Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

“Automobile sales have been affected in the past two years due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the country.

Automobile production and sales have been affected due to the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the infection,” the ministry said.

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This came after Chellakumar (MP) asked the ministry whether auto manufacturing had been curtailed and whether auto sales had also fallen due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country.

In a written response to the measures taken by the government to deal with this situation, the ministry said: “The government, as a policy maker, always tries to maintain and improve the momentum of the economy through a set of measures for a comprehensive and continuous development. of the sector. »

(Also read: Passenger vehicle sales drop 27% in India due to chip crisis)

“The government has notified the Production Linked Incentives (PLI) scheme for the automotive and automotive components sector. In addition, it has notified the PLI scheme for the manufacture of advanced chemical cell battery storage ( ACC) in the country,” the response added.

Date of first publication: 01 dec. 2021, 8:02 PM IST

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