(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated to the nation
India's first second-generation (2G) ethanol plant and said it
would go a long way in curbing pollution in the NCR and raising
PM Modi said the plant, worth about Rs 900 crore, would save
greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 3 lakh metric tonnes in a
year.“In simpler terms, it will be equivalent to taking 61,000
cars off the road annually,” he said, addressing the event through
Based on 'Infinity' technology developed by private firm Praj
Industries Limited, the project is a major leap towards fulfilling
the Centre's vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
'This is just the beginning as ethanol plants will be set up in
different parts of the country. Pollution-causing stubble will be
used to produce ethanol.... It will also increase the income of
farmers,” said the PM. With the opening of the plant, he said,
India had entered the select club of nations, including Brazil and
the US, which had achieved the ethanol target.“The Panipat plant
will be the largest in Asia,” the PM said at the event, which
coincided with the World Biofuels Day.
The PM said the plant was important not only for the Haryana
farmers, but the entire country.“Haryana will play a vital role in
curbing pollution in the NCR.... The state farmers will display on
their fields energy similar to that shown by Haryana players in the
Commonwealth Games,” he said. The plant has been set up at Indian
Oil Corporation refinery in Panipat.
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