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Last updated: 10 Aug, 2018  

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SME Times News Bureau | 10 Aug, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will attend an event to mark World Biofuel Day, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday.

Modi will address a diverse gathering, consisting of farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, government officials, and legislators.

Biofuels can help reduce import dependency on crude oil. They can contribute to a cleaner environment, generate additional income for farmers, and generate employment in rural areas.

Therefore, biofuels have synergies with various Government initiatives, including enhancing farmers' incomes, and Swachh Bharat.

As a result of the efforts of the Union Government, ethanol blending in petrol has increased from 38 crore litres in the ethanol supply year 2013-14, to an estimated 141 crore litres in the ethanol supply year 2017-18.

The Government also approved the National Policy on Biofuels in June 2018.

 
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