Gadkari inaugurates India’s first LNG facility plant in Nagpur
Nagpur, July 11 : Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Sunday inaugurated India’s first LNG facility plant in Maharashtra’s Nagpur.
After inaugurating the plant, Gadkari said, “we are spending 8 lakh crores for the import of petrol diesel and petroleum products which is a big challenge.”
He emphasized on importance of alternate biofuels for diversification of agriculture towards energy and power sector .
He said we have designed a policy that encourages development of imports substitute cost effective pollution free and indigenous ethanol, bio CNG,LNG and hydrogen fuels.
He further said the ministry is constantly working on different alternative fuels.
He also said we have to use surplus in rice , corn and sugar to prevent it from going waste.
Talking about flex engines, the minister said decision will be taken in three months making it mandatory for automobile manufacturers particularly the four wheelers and two wheelers to make flex engine.
Several countries like USA, Canada and Brazil have already started them, Gadkari said adding that the cost of the vehicle remains the same whether it is petrol or flex engine.