Surplus rice available with FCI allowed to be converted to ethanol for utilization in making alcohol-based hand-sanitizers and for blending in Petrol

@PetroleumMin, Official Twitter account of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas :

  • Minister of Petrol and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan held a meeting of the National Biofuel Coordination Committee, abiding by the norms of social distancing.
  • Minister Pradhan discussed ways in which the biofuel industry can assist the country in stepping-up the fight against Covid19.
  • The committee took the important decision to allow conversion of a small fraction of excess food grains into ethanol for utilisation in making alcohol-based hand-sanitizers and also for further augmenting the Ethanol Blending Program in India.

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