Prime Minister Narendra Modi said multiple benefits of clean energy has to reach the agriculture sector of India. Addressing the event held on the occasion of World Environment Day, the Prime Minister said Ethanol has today become a priority to maintain healthy environment. He said government is focusing on the production and usage of Ethanol for agricultural use. Foodgrain waste distilleries are being set up using modern technology across the nation.
The Prime Minister stated that India ranks in the top 10 nations in the Climate Change Performance Index. He said India is paving way for energy transition for the future. Solar power generation has been increased by 15 percent in the recent years. Mr Modi said government is making a Hybrid Energy Power Plant in the Kutch region of Gujarat. People are adopting new ways to eliminate single-use plastic and LED bulbs dominate in every household.
Mr Modi said India is moving ahead with a mega global vision be it the International Solar Alliance, realizing the vision of One Sun, One World, One Grid, or the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure initiative. Garbage and agricultural scrap are being converted to produce energy for farmers.
Mr Modi also said new investment opportunities and job opportunities are opening up with the development of hybrid and electric vehicles.
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.
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said every day is an environment day for India. He said trees, animals and birds have always been revered in the country.