Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan while responding to a question in Rajya Sabha Informed that the target year for achieving 20 per cent ethanol blending in petrol which was initially kept as 2030 has been further reduced by 5 more years to 2025. Ethanol blending in Petrol will be increased from existing 8.5 per cent to 20 per cent by 2025. He said the initiative will not only to a great extent save the country from the burden of importing fuel oil but will also provide a sustainable income model for many farmers.
CS SURBHI SAXENA
Surbhi Saxena edits the daily Current Affairs News.
The author is qualified member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).