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India to invest in electric transportation

Words by Tess Becker

India is the most populated country in the world with over 1.4 billion people, and as a result, the country has massive amounts of emissions and the government is working to cut them down while also providing for the people living there. 

To do just that, India’s federal government approved nearly 2 million lakh rupees or $7 billion for a nationwide plan to equip the biggest cities in the country with electric buses. The plan would cover about 170 cities in total.
Funding for the bus plan is coming from public and private sources. As part of a wider transportation expansion the Indian government also approved seven railway tracking projects worth 3.25 million lakh rupees to boost connectivity and mobility across nine states.

India joins other countries in trying to electrify public transportation like the US with its massive infrastructure plan which will fund the manufacturing and purchasing of 1,700 electric or low-emissions buses for cities in 46 states.

Charity check-in

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

The Women Invested to Save Earth Fund. This organization helps support underrepresented and underfunded Black, indigenous, and women of color-led organizations across the world. Find out more and support them here

Florida Bicycle Association. An organization that helps mobilize people and promote greener living and safer biking. Find out more

Collective Sun. They help nonprofits get outfitted with solar power capabilities. Check them out here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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