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Voluntary Vehicle-Fleet Modernization Program (V-VMP)

GS Paper 2

Syllabus: Government Policies



Context: As per the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), 11 states and UTs have joined the National Single window system (NSWS) for the Voluntary Vehicle-Fleet Modernization Program (V-VMP).

  • It will encourage private investment in the ecosystem for car recycling
  • The National Single window system (NSWS) was created by DPIIT (Ministry of Commerce and Industry)


What is the vehicle scrapping policy?

The Vehicle Scrappage Policy is a government-funded programme to scrap old and unfit vehicles and replace them with modern and new vehicles on Indian roads. The primary goal of the policy is to create an ecosystem for phasing out unfit and polluting vehicles to achieve a lower carbon footprint in the country.


Related News 

Over 75 thousand approvals were granted on National Single Window System Portal for various Central and State/UTs clearances


Source: PIB

  • Various government schemes including Vehicle Scrapping Policy, Indian Footwear and Leather Development Policy (IFLDP), and Sugar and Ethanol Policy onboarded on NSWS
  • NSWS was launched in September 2021 (Ministry of Commerce and Industry)
  • Currently, Investors can apply for approvals from 27 Central Ministries/Departments and 19 States/UTs on the portal.
  • The portal is envisioned as a one-stop shop for investors for taking all the regulatory approvals and services related to investments.
  • NSWS initiative is an example of the ‘Whole of Government’ approach with different Central Ministries/Departments, States and UTs coming together to facilitate investor-related clearances on a single portal, with transparency and accountability, enhancing the ease of doing business exponentially.


Insta Links:

Vehicle scrappage policy


Prelims Link:

  1. Key features of the policy.
  2. Applicability.
  3. Incentives.

Mains Link:

Discuss the issues associated with the policy.