PM Modi rolls out 20% ethanol-blended petrol in 11 States/UTs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rolled out 20 per cent Ethanol blended Petrol at select petrol pumps in 11 states and Union Territories as part of a programme to increase use of biofuels. PM Modi, after launching 20 per cent ethanol-blended petrol, stated that the use of ethanol has been increased in petrol from 1.5 per cent in 2014 to 10 per cent and it is now progressing to 20 per cent. At first, 15 cities in the country will be covered and in the coming two years, 20 per cent ethanol blended petrol pumps will be expanded throughout the country.
"We have increased ethanol blending in petrol from 1.5 per cent (in 2014) to 10 per cent and are now progressing towards 20 per cent blending," Mr. Modi said.
In the first phase, 15 cities will be covered and in the next two years it will be expanded throughout the country.
India saved as much as ₹53,894 crore in forex outgo from 10 per cent blending besides benefiting the farmers. E-20 (petrol with 20 per cent ethanol) will be available at 84 petrol pumps of three State-owned fuel retailers in 11 States/UTs. Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said India achieved blending of 10 per cent ethanol in petrol, 5 months in advance during June'2022.