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Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
18-November-2010 17:15 IST
All Time High Car Sales
‘53’

 

The domestic car sales have surged to an all time high and exports of cars have also increased in the country. The Society of Indian Automobile manufacturers (SIAM),  has made the following data available:-

 

Year

 

Domestic Sales   (In numbers)

 

Exports (In Number)

 

2009-10 (April-October)

 

823,049

 

248,277

 

2010-11 (April-October)

 

1,105,273

 

251,159

 

% Growth

 

34.29%

 

1.16%

 

 

As per the information received from Department of Revenue, the data on revenue earned as excise duty for motor cars including other motor vehicles (not specifically for cars) during the year 2008-09 and 2009-10 are as under:-

 

(Rs. in crore)

2008-09

 

2,416.92

 

2009-10

 

3,958.34

 

 

 The Government with active participation of all stake holders has taken steps for upgrading infrastructure, establishing world class testing, homologation and certification facilities, meeting R&D need, human resource development as well as addressing issues relating to environment and safety concerns.  At present since the sector is already doing well, no specific sops are needed.

 

This information was given by Sh. Arun Yadav, Minister of State for the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises in written reply to a question in Lok   Sabha today.

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