New emission norms for tractors to be applicable from October 2021

New emission norms for tractors to be applicable from October 2021

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, has notified amendment to CMVR 1989 through GSR 598(E) dated September 30, 2020 deferring the applicability date for implementing the next stage of emission norms for tractors (TREM Stage-IV) from October 2020 to October 1, 2021. The Ministry had received the request to this effect from the Ministry of Agriculture, tractor manufacturers and agriculture associations. For the construction equipment vehicles, the applicability of next phase of emission norms are proposed to be applicable with effect from April 1, 2021, providing a deferment of six months, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has said.

According to the ministry, the amendment also attempts to avoid confusion between the emission norms of other motor vehicles which has BS as norms and those for agricultural machinery, construction equipment vehicles and such other equipment.

The amendment includes:
(i) Separate the emission norms for agricultural machinery — agricultural tractors, power tillers and combined harvesters — and construction equipment vehicles.
(ii) Change in the nomenclature of emission norms from Bharat Stage (CEV/TREM)–IV and Bharat Stage (CEV/TREM) –V to
a. TREM Stage-IV and TREM Stage-V for agricultural tractors and other equipment.
b. CEV Stage – IV and CEV Stage-V for the construction equipment vehicles.

The draft rules to amend these Rules were published vide notification number GSR 491(E), dated the August, 5, 2020.

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