Bio-fuel policy to be taken to Union cabinet soon, says Dharmendra Pradhan


New Delhi: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan conveyed that the nation will get a new bio-fuel policy which will assist stimulate the bio-fuel sector, adding the centre’s current policy initiatives will guarantee the sector will become a Rs 1 lakh crore business in the subsequently two years.

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Minister Pradhan also conveyed that, around $2 billion is being invested by the administration corporation by way of Research & Development (R&D) on Second Generation (2G) Bio-fuel refineries crossways the nation. Ways are also being explored on exchange of urban, rural waste to fuel and use of barren lands for cultivation of feedstock for 2G biofuel.

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The bio-fuel sector has probable to become a one lakh crore business in two years. The minister conveyed moving the bio-fuel subject to the oil service from the ambit of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is a positive stride which will prompt better arranging and coordination. Talking at a similar occasion, Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, said as the vehicle business in India is developing at 22 per cent, his service has strengthened its endeavors to advance open transport in light of less expensive and greener bio-powers and power.

“India has gotten the essential directions for flexi motors. Nagpur city is running 55 transports on 100 per cent bio-ethanol and another 50 on Bio-CNG got from methane from sewage water. This is notwithstanding a 200-in number armada of electric cabs and auto-rickshaws utilizing in the city. The delivery and inland conduits parts are likewise preparing for running boats and freight ships on methanol,” Gadkari said.

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He included the service will request that Finance serve lessen Goods and Services Tax (GST) on bio-diesel to 5 per cent from the present 18 per cent.  The administration intends to observe World Bio-fuel day crosswise over 100 locale of the nation. The festival will incorporate mindfulness battles booked to be held between 11 August and 14 August in association with partners from the bio-vitality division.

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