Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a second generation ethanol plant in Panipat, Haryana, on Wednesday, 10 August. World Biofuel Day is on 10th August.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a second generation ethanol plant in Panipat, Haryana, on Wednesday, 10 August. (File Pic)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a second generation ethanol plant in Panipat, Haryana, on Wednesday, 10 August. World Biofuel Day is on 10th August. The government issued a statement and said that PM Modi will inaugurate this plant on August 10 at 4.30 pm through video conferencing. It has been said in the statement that in the last years, the government has taken several steps to promote the production and use of biofuels in the country. This inauguration is also included in these.
The government told a big step for the energy sector
The statement said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is constantly making efforts to make India’s energy sector more affordable, effective, better. And this step is according to him.
The 2G Ethanol Plant has been built by Indian Oil Corporation Limited ie IOCL at an estimated cost of more than Rs 900 crore. This plant is located close to Panipat Refinery. This plant is based on state of the art indigenous technology. According to the statement, this project will prove to be a new chapter in the direction of India’s Waste to Wealth campaign. It has been told in the statement that in this, about 30 million liters of ethanol will be made using about 2 lakh tonnes of straw annually.
How will farmers benefit?
According to the statement, the farmers will be empowered by the use of stubble left behind the agricultural crop. And this will also give additional opportunity of income to the farmers. This project will create direct job opportunities for the people involved in the plant operation. Apart from this, indirect job opportunities will also be created in the supply chain for rice straw cutting, handling, storage etc., the statement said.
There will be zero liquid discharge from this project. According to the statement, however, the losses due to stubble burning will also be less. It has been said in the statement that with the help of the project, there will be reduction in greenhouse gas. This will reduce the greenhouse gas equivalent to about 3 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually. This is equivalent to removing about 63,000 cars annually on the country’s roads.