|Consider the following statements, with reference to Bharat Stage Emission Standards.|
|1. These are emission standards instituted by the Government of India to regulate the output of at pollutants from internal combustion engine equipment, including motor vehicles.|
|2. The stoppage of production of Maruti-800 is because of regulation of emission.|
|3. At present India has adopted Bharat Stage -V emission norms.|
|4. Under Bharat Stage - III, two wheelers were allowed to emit upto1g/km of carbon monoxide.|
|Which of the statements given above are correct?|
A) 1, 2 and 3
B) 1, 3 and 4
C) 1, 2 and 4
D) All of these
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] Bharat Stage Emission Standards are emission standards instituted by the Government of India to regulate the output of air pollutants from internal combustion engine equipment, including motor vehicles. The phasing out of 2 stroke engine and stopping the production of Maruti-800 was done under this initiative. The standards and the timeline for implementation are set by the central pollution control board under the ministry of environment and forests. The standards based on European regulations were first introduced in 2000. Bharat Stage Norm III have been enforced across the country. In 13 major cities Bharat Stage-IV norms have been in place since 2010.
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