Nitin Gadkari bats for biofuel, electric cars to reduce air pollution, cut crude oil import


Nitin Gadkari bats for biofuel, electric cars to reduce air pollution, cut crude oil import

Union minister Nitin Gadkari Friday said the government is focussing on various kinds of eco-friendly alternative fuels, including ethanol and biodiesel, besides electric vehicles in order to cut air pollution and reduce crude oil imports that currently stand at around Rs 7 lakh crore per annum. Gadkari said the government is looking to remove air pollution in the national capital in the next two years.

He added that moving towards green technologies would help India reduce its dependence on import of crude oil and at the same time help the agriculture sector with ingredients like sugarcane going into manufacturing of ethanol and butane.

“We are already spending around Rs 7 lakh crore on import of crude oil. At the same time, there is a problem with air pollution. It is a grave problem and now is the time to resolve this important issue, Read More

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