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Amit shares ‘Ladakh clean, green energy’ resolve during Goa G20 Electric Mobility Summit

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Panjim (Goa): Secretary Transport, UT of Ladakh, Amit Sharma today shared the vision and perspective of the Union Territory of Ladakh regarding clean and green energy emissions and carbon neutrality during an all-important Summit on Policy Support and Enablers to Accelerate India’s Electric Mobility organized by NITI Aayog in collaboration with G20 Secretariat in which participants from G20 Nations and various states/UTs talked about their perspectives.

Amit Sharma, Secretary of UT Ladakh played a key role in the first Panel Discussion on Developing a Vibrant EV Ecosystem in States wherein he talked about the Electric Vehicle Policy of UT of Ladakh launched last year. This session was preceded by the Inaugural Session wherein Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa for India talked about Electric Mobility in India: Opportunities & Challenges, and Goa CM Pramod Sawant delivered the inaugural address setting the tone for this important event.

Secretary Transport Ladakh UT Amit Sharma also happened to sum up this session wherein a lot of state/UT Transport Secretaries talked about their initiatives in EV Sector including Karnataka, Telangana, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar amongst others spoke. Amit said in his address that the real goal of using Electric Vehicles in the truest spirit can be achieved only when there is no dependency on getting electricity generated out of coal burning but out of natural resources like Solar Power Generation. In this context, he elaborated that in Ladakh UT, the Transport Department has established a first-of-its-kind 242 KWSolar Port for charging e-Carsat Leh wherein these EVs get fully charged through solar mode.

Secretary Transport UT Ladakh Amit Sharma, while summing up the panel discussion mentioned in his concluding remarks that EV penetration and quantum increase is possible only when prices of EVs including 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers, and 4-wheelers shall come down drastically. He disclosed before the August gathering that during his last stint as Secretary Mining J&K, Lithium was discovered in the Reasi district of Jammu and once Lithium-dependency is reduced which comes through imports at present, it can result in a major reduction in Electric Vehicles Prices in India as EVs Lithium-ion batteries only.

All the speakers were honored by G20 Secretariat and NITI Aayog for sharing valuable inputs including Jari Kaupilla, Head of ITF Secretary-General Office who also participated in the same Panel Discussion, and are leading these activities across 66 nations of the world.

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