New delhi, Aug. 27 -- India plans to label tyres as per their fuel efficiency and rolling resistance in a wider effort to empower consumers and allow them to take informed decisions about their purchases.

A high-level government panel comprising officials from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), ministry of road transport and highways and automobile testing agencies are exploring the initiative, a government official said on condition of anonymity.

"It is a work in progress at the moment. If labelling has to start for a huge range and capacity of tyres, we need to identify common parameters that will be tested to assign a particular label. In this case, it is wet grip and rolling resistance," the off...