Petroleum Minister emphasises need to integrate bio-energy with Rural-Agri eco-system

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan

Petroleum Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan has stressed on the need to integrate the bio-energy policies with rural-agricultural economy. Inaugurating the Bio-Energy Summit 2015 organized by CII in New Delhi, he said that deliberations will help the government in forming an effective bio-fuel policy in 2016-17. Shri Pradhan said the Government is committed to promote alternate renewable sources of energy, such as, ethanol and bio-diesel . He said these alternate fuels would reduce our dependency on import of crude oil, provide savings in foreign exchange, provide better remuneration for the farmers and address growing environment issues. Shri Pradhan said Oil & Gas PSUs have also been advised to take up pilot projects on Waste to fuel under Prime Minister’s Clean India Initiative.

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