Understanding Investment, Trade, and Battery Waste Management Linkages for a Globally Competitive Electric Vehicles Manufacturing Sector

April 29, 2022 9:30 am - 3:35 pm IST

Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre and virtual via Zoom

(Open to public)

Increasing the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) is a strategic objective of the Government of India. The development of the Indian EV landscape, however, is likely to entail momentous investment and for this level of investment to take place, India's EV ecosystem will have to be globally competitive.

In this context, this hybrid event presents detailed stylized facts on trade and tariffs of goods involved in the EV value-chain; addresses regulatory barriers to trade in services that perform complementary and enabling functions in the EV value-chain; presents key takeaways from an in-depth consultation exercise with key investors and companies; discusses existing government policies such as FAME II and PLI; identifies key barriers such as charging infrastructure, supply chains, and skill gaps; highlights new government initiatives to address these barriers; and discusses state EV policies.

This event is organized by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), ClimateWorks Foundation, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), alongside knowledge partner the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation.



Deepak Mishra, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Introduction Note

Siddarthan Balasubramanian, Principal Strategist, ClimateWorks Foundation

Keynote Session and Unveiling the Summary for Policy-Makers

Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
Shri Sudhendu J. Sinha, Adviser, NITI Aayog

Session 1: High-Level Panel Discussion

Ruchir Shukla, Director, Electric Mobility Initiative, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation


  • Dev Ashish Aneja, Assistant Vice President and Sector Lead Automobiles, Electric Vehicles and Batteries, Invest India
  • Nitin Seth, CEO, New Mobility, Reliance Industries
  • Shri Randheer Singh, Director, Electric Mobility, NITI Aayog
  • Chaitanya Kanuri, Senior Program Manager - Electric Mobility, World Resources Institute India (WRI India)

Session 2: Trade and Investment

Presentation on Investment
Tom Moerenhout, Associate, IISD
Siddharth Goel, Senior Policy Advisor, IISD

Presentation on Trade
Anirudh Shingal
Prachi Agarwal

Panel Discussion

Saon Ray, Visiting Professor, ICRIER


  • Deb Mukherji, Managing Director, Omega Seiki Mobility
  • Vikram Handa, Managing Director, Epsilon Advanced Materials Private Limited
  • Ajith Chandran, Managing Director, Development Interlinks International Pvt. Ltd.
  • Komal Kareer, Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Session 3: Towards Sustainable EV Battery Supply Chains

Chair Remarks
A.L.N Rao, CEO, Exigo Recycling

Amrita Goldar, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

Panel Discussion

Amrita Goldar, Senior Fellow, ICRIER


  • Shobha Raghavan, Chief Operating Officer, Saahas Zero Waste
  • Rahul Walawalkar, President and Managing Director, Customized Energy Solutions and India Energy Storage Alliance
  • Moushumi Mohanty, Head of Electric Mobility Programme, Centre for Science and Environment

Final Remarks

Tom Moerenhout, Associate, IISD

Vote of Thanks

Amrita Goldar, Senior Fellow, ICRIER