Why are they doing this?
The government is trying to encourage its citizens to adopt the new design.
The government will also provide a rebate for every ski board sold, officials said.
The new design, called kite board, was first unveiled in April.
As part of the project, the government has launched a marketing campaign to encourage more people to buy ski boards, officials from the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoECC) said.
Kite boards can be used for skis, snowmobiles, snowboards, ATVs and other types of vehicles.
They have also been touted as a viable alternative to electric skateboards, and many companies, including the government, have been using them in their designs.
“The kite boards will become the preferred choice of the urban, suburban and rural areas of the country in the coming years, especially after the first batch of new products is ready,” the MoECC said in a statement.
(Reporting By Arvind Bhatia and Shailesh Prakash; Editing by Prashant Bhushan)