Grain-based Ethanol will increase farmers’ income, says Union Minister Amit Shah
Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah said the production of grain-based Ethanol will not only reduce the import dependency but also increase farmers’ income. The Minister said India is aiming to achieve the target of 20 percent Ethanol blending in Petrol by 2025.
Addressing the gathering after laying the foundation stone for KRIBHCO’s Bio-Ethanol Project in Hazira, Surat today, Mr. Shah said the plant will offer a big market to maize-producing farmers of the state.
The Minister said India has already achieved the target of 10 percent Ethanol blending before the schedule. He urged the cooperative sector to come forward in achieving the target of doubling the farmers’ income by setting up Ethanol plants. The Minister added that farm wastes can be best utilized to produce Bio Ethanol. He said Biodiesel is the only best alternative to crude oil through which we can achieve the dream of a self-reliant India.Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel said the grain-based bioethanol project will boost the income of the farmers of South Gujarat. The plant which will be set up with an outlay of 350 crore rupees, will have the capacity to produce 250-kilo liter Ethanol per day.
KRIBHCO Chairman Chandrapal Singh, Chairman of IFFCO Dileep Sanghani, and a large number of farmers and representatives of the cooperative sector were present on the occasion.