New Delhi, Mar 21 (PTI) The government today said it has been informed by automotive industry body SIAM that the ‘economic burden’ on companies for moving to BS-VI emission norms will be very significant.

“Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has informed that the economic burden for moving to BS-VI emission norms for automobile manufacturers would be very significant,” Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

According to SIAM, many new technologies would have to be developed and these technologies would have to be used in vehicles for meeting the requirement of BS-VI emission norms, thereby putting enormous economic burden.

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways through a notification dated September 16, 2016 mandated mass emission standard for BS-VI throughout the country with effect from 1 April, 2020 to bring down emission level.

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