CSC Rural e-mobility programme
To promote eco-friendly vehicles to reduce carbon emissions and to preserve the environment the State-run e-governance services entity CSC SPV has started a rural e-mobility programme urging people to switch to electric vehicles. Under the programme, CSC e-Governance Services will provide loans to purchase electric vehicles and to set up charging infrastructure.
Rural e-mobility programme highlights
- E-Mobility at low costs
- Environmental benefits
- New models of inclusive development in remote areas
- CSC handles 3.5 lakh common service centres
- Rural e-Mobility Programme at 100 CSC centres
- CSCs electric scooters and electric rickshaws for rural and semi-urban areas
- CSC e-Governance Services will provide loans to buy electric vehicles &
- Setting up charging infrastructure is also covered under this programme.
CSC Managing Director Dinesh Tyagi said in a statement that the “e-Mobility programme will write a new chapter in rural empowerment as it would increase mobility at low costs. It has much significance in rural India where connectivity is a major issue. It will not only add environmental benefits but also create new models of inclusive development in terms of connectivity in remote corners of our country,”
CSC is basically a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) that comes under the Ministry of Electronics and IT and handles around 3.5 lakh common service centres (CSCs) all over India. It mainly focuses on the rural areas, regarding that it has launched the Rural e-Mobility Programme at 100 CSC centres.
Through CSCs electric scooters and electric rickshaws are being provided in rural and semi-urban areas. It has partnered with various electric vehicles manufacturers and financial institutions for providing loans to people.
To further promote the rural e-Mobility Programme roadshows and bike rallies will be organised all across India. “We are also setting up charging infrastructure at our CSCs for the convenience of our customers. We will soon expand our e-mobility programme by adding more CSC centres every month in rural and semi-urban areas,” Tyagi said.
This is a great initiative by the theState-run e-governance services entity CSC SPV. This e-Mobility programme will definitely help rural India to empower and to increase mobility at low costs and it also reduces the connectivity issues in rural parts of India.
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