Automotive Mission Plan
The Automotive Mission Plan 2016-26 (AMP 2026) is the collective vision of Government of India (Government) and the Indian Automotive Industry on where the vehicles, auto components, and tractor industries should reach over the next ten years in terms of size, contribution to India’s development, global footprint, technological maturity, competitiveness, and institutional structure and capabilitie
The Automotive Mission Plan 2016-26 (AMP 2026) is the collective vision of Government of India (Government) and the Indian Automotive Industry on where the vehicles, auto components, and tractor industries should reach over the next ten years in terms of size, contribution to India’s development, global footprint, technological maturity, competitiveness, and institutional structure and capabilities.
AMP 2026 also seeks to define the trajectory of evolution of the automotive ecosystem in India including the glide path of specific regulations and policies that govern research, design, technology, testing, manufacturing, import/ export, sale, use, repair, and recycling of automotive vehicles, components and services.
AMP 2026 is a document that is aimed at multiple stakeholders in India and overseas, comprising the automotive vehicle manufacturers, the auto-component manufacturers and tractor manufacturers who operate in India. The vision of AMP 2026 is: “By 2026, the Indian Automotive industry will be among the top three of the world in engineering, manufacture and export of vehicles and components, and will encompass safe, efficient and environment friendly conditions for affordable mobility of people and transportation of goods in India comparable with global standards, growing in value to over 12% of India’s GDP, and generating an additional 65 million jobs.”
The salient features of AMP 2026 are: The Indian Automotive industry to be a top job creator 65 million additional jobs; The automotive industry to be the prime mover of Manufacturing sector and ‘Make in India’ programme; The automotive industry to aim at increasing exports of vehicles by 5 times and Components by 7.5 times. AMP 2016-26 is proposed to be launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister.
The National Automotive Testing R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP) envisaged setting up of world-class automotive testing and homologation facilities in India with a total investment of Rs 2,288.06 crore by 31st Dec 2014. However due to various reasons, the project came to a standstill resulting time and cost overruns, court cases on contractual issues and other critical issues.
With efforts of the Department and NATRiP, during the last 2 years most of the critical issues have been resolved, and contracts worth Rs740 crore awarded. The NATRiP project was brought on track and Union Cabinet approved the extension of NATRiP Project from 1st January 2015 to December 2017 with a revised cost estimate of Rs 3,700 crore.