20% ethanol can be mixed in petrol from April 1 next year, changes in National Biofuel Policy are also beneficial for farmers

Central Government to control the consumption of fossil fuels (Central Government) has started taking steps. In this regard, the central government has taken an important decision on Wednesday. Under which the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has biofuel ,Biofuel) has approved the amendment in the National Policy-2018. After this decision, now the amount of ethanol in the petrol used inside the country will increase. Under which the amount of ethanol in petrol can be increased by 20 percent from April 1, 2023. The National Policy on Biofuels was notified by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on 4 June 2018. This policy was introduced in 2009 through the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Currently 8 percent ethanol is being mixed, sugarcane is the main source

Under the National Policy on Biofuel-2018, Biofuel is being promoted inside the country. Ever since this policy was notified, ethanol is being mixed legally in petrol. According to the information, at present 8 percent of the total quantity of ethanol is being mixed inside petrol. Talking about ethanol, sugarcane is its main source. In fact, derived from trees and plants is called biofuel, a category of which is ethanol, which is mainly a type of alcohol, which is prepared from sugarcane to make sugar. At the same time, apart from sugarcane, ethanol can also be obtained from maize, beet, wheat.

This change is very beneficial for farmers

The approval from the cabinet to the amendment made in the National Policy-2018 on Biofuel is going to be very beneficial for the farmers. In fact, till earlier the central government was working on a plan to mix 20 percent ethanol in petrol by 2030, but now its target has been increased to 2025-26. So there it will start from 1st April 2023 itself. In such a situation, farmers are sure to get higher prices from this year for other crops including sugarcane, the main source of ethanol. In the amendment, the central government has allowed more feedstock for the production of biofuel. Along with this, a plan has also been made to promote its manufacturing in units located in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under Make in India. Under this initiative, biofuel will be prepared within the country. Where farmers will be able to sell their crops directly related to biofuel. At the same time, the government will get rid of the import of petrol. The central government is working on a plan to make the country self-reliant in the field of energy by 2047.