Ethanol pumps will be installed across India soon: Nitin Gadkari
Union minister of road, transport and highways Nitin Gadkari on said the day may not be far when bikes, auto-rickshaws and cars would completely run on ethanol across the country.
Inaugurating a week-long agro-exhibition In Nagpur on Friday, Gadkari said soon there would be ethanol pumps at various locations. “We will soon see ethanol pumps set up at various locations,” said the minister.
“Toyota has put its 100% ethanol-driven car on display at the expo and soon other brands like BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki are expected to launch their bio-fuel models of cars soon,” he said.
Batting for green fuel, Gadkari said it would be a cheaper, cleaner and forex-saving alternative to diesel. “My aim is that we need to encourage Indians to make bio-fuel in India. We aim to promote Swadeshi (indigenous), which is important for the country,” he said adding, “We are encouraging the ethanol industry from sugarcane juice, molasses, rice, corn, and food grain.”