What are the emission standards at the Bharath stage

Different emission standards for agriculture, construction machinery are proposed

Different emission standards for agriculture, construction machinery proposed

By IANS

August 10, 2020

TWC India

The Department of Roads and Highways has issued a draft notice to amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, to separate emission standards for agricultural machinery, including tractors, power tillers and combines along with those for construction equipment trucks.

The ministry invited suggestions and comments from the public, including all stakeholders, on draft notification within 30 days from the notification date.

It has also proposed changing the nomenclature of emission standards from Bharat Stage (CEV / TREM) - IV and from Bharat Stage (CEV / TREM) - V to TREM-Stage-IV and TREM-Stage-V for agricultural tractors and other equipment and CEV-Stage-IV and CEV-Stage-V for construction equipment trucks.

The ministry noted that this was suggested to avoid any possible confusion between the emission standards of other motor vehicles that have BS as the standard.

In another major development, the ministry said it is considering requests from the Department of Agriculture, tractor manufacturers and agricultural associations to postpone implementation of the next stage of tractor emissions standards (TREM Stage IV) until October 1, 2021.

Also for construction equipment trucks, the applicability of the next phase of emission standards is proposed to be applicable from April 1, 2021, providing a six month delay.