Kolkata: Bengal Government has taken up a project to distribute e-rickshaws to unemployed youths in rural areas. The State Self Help Groups and Self Employment department has taken up this initiative and will provide assistance through the SVSKP (Swami Vivekananda Swanirbhar Karmasansthan Prakalpa) scheme.
The scheme is already used to provide help to unemployed youths. In the first phase, 500 such eco-friendly e-rickshaws will be distributed.
The Government is already in talks with companies that manufacture e-rickshaws. They run on batteries and are eco-friendly. The SHG department is coordinating with the Panchayat department regarding the implementation of this project.
The Minister of the SHG Department said that distribution of e-rickshaws will help boost transport infrastructure in rural areas.