Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Government is really working hard to 10% ethanol mix with petrol by 2022 and 20% 2030. After an extensive research, they came to know that making use of all the agricultural waste can lead the way for ethanol production, which in turn reduces the farm wastage.
“All agricultural waste can be used for ethanol production, reducing farm wastage,” the Prime Minister said at an event to mark the World Bio Fuel Day in Delhi. PM Modi addressed a huge crowd including farmers, entrepreneurs, scientists and government officials.
According to ANI inputs, “10% ethanol mix with petrol by 2022 and 20% by 2030 is what the government is aiming to achieve; all agricultural waste and discard can be used for ethanol production, reducing farm wastage: PM Narendra Modi on World Bio Fuel Day”
Prime Minister Modi said, “Biofuel means the fuel emanating from crops and which is derived from waste. Biofuel is not just science but it is the mantra which will give new energy to India of the 21st century.”
PM Modi said that it’s the government’s vision to promote the virtual importance of biofuel in India. “This is a part of our broad vision for the country to introduce this eco-friendly fuel, where cleanliness and the path of the prosperity of the villages in India and the health of the poor farmers are key priorities. It is going to change the lives of all from villages to cities,” he added.
According to Modi, promoting biofuel would definitely increase farmers’ wages and will also create employment opportunities in rural areas. He further added that by mixing ethanol with petrol, India saved about Rs. 4,000 crores of foreign exchange last year. He said that his government’s vision was to save about Rs. 12,000 crores in the coming four years, while promoting eco-friendly fuels.
Talking about the decreasing CNG usage in public transport, Prime Minister Modi further said, “CNG usage is being ramped up in public transport. We are trying to reduce dependence on CNG import. Soon we will have CNG vehicles in all villages.”
The Central government gave the green signal in approving the National Policy on Biofuels in June. Biofuels can give rise to a cleaner environment, increase additional income for farmers and create employment opportunities.