The Prime Minister released the “Report of the Expert Committee on Road Map for ethanol blending in India 2020-2025”. He also launched a Pilot Project of E 100 dispensing stations at three locations in Pune. The Prime Minister also interacted with farmers from various parts of the country. Balu Waghmare, Pune based farmer , said organic production is gaining wide popularity and organic farmers are earning more than usual with the new practices.
Arvind, a sugarcane cultivator from Uttar Pradesh, told Mr Modi that Ethanol is helping him earn more profits and farmers in his area are using urea and Ethanol to increase the quality of production. In his interaction with the Prime Minister, Amit Kumar from Gujarat said the new plants that are converting garbage to biogas are immensely helping the farmers.