Cabinet approves amendments to National Policy on Biofuels to make India energy independent by 2047
- Union Cabinet has approved the Amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels -2018. The amendments are intended to allow more feedstocks for the production of biofuels, advance the ethanol blending target of 20 percent blending of ethanol in petrol and promote the production of biofuels in the country. Besides, the amendments are also to add new members to the National Biofuel Coordination Committee (NBCC) and grant permission for the export of biofuels in specific cases.
- The amendments have been brought in view of advancements in the field of biofuels, various decisions taken in the NBCC meetings to increase biofuel production, recommendation of the Standing Committee, and the decision to advance to introduce Ethanol Blended Petrol with up to twenty percent ethanol throughout the country from 1st of April next year.
- The amendments will pave the way for 'Make in India' drive thereby leading to a reduction in import of petroleum products by a generation of more and more biofuels. Since many more feedstocks are being allowed for production of biofuels, this will promote the Aatmanirbhar Bharat and give an impetus to Prime Minister NarendraModi’s vision of India becoming energy independent by 2047.
Published date : 19 May 2022 06:35PM