Friday, October 29, 2021

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurates NH projects totalling 527 km length in Maharashtra

Union Road Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated National Highway projects totalling a length of 527 km, worth Rs 4,075 crore at Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra.

Bhumipoojan and dedication of these projects to the nation was held in a programme organized at Kedgaon in Ahmednagar by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

The 527 Km road development projects in Ahmednagar district will be implemented through the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, National Highways Authority of India and Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra.

AIR correspondent reports, speaking on the occasion Mr. Gadkari threw light on the importance of converting sugar into ethanol.

He said that ethanol production could save the country’s fuel.

He added that there is a need to run vehicles on electricity and ethanol on the lines of Brazil.

Mr. Gadkari stated that India has produced 4.65 billion litres of ethanol last year and it needs 16.5 billion litres of ethanol hence the Central Government will take up as much ethanol as produced.

The Union transport minister noted that ethanol is a better and cheaper green fuel than petrol hence all vehicles in the country should run on 100% ethanol.

Mr. Gadkari informed that the Government of India has allowed ethanol pumps so, all sugar mills should start ethanol pumps in their area.

He also said that the Government of India is ready to enter into an Ethanol Purchase Agreement for five years.

He added that if ethanol is produced in the near future, imports will come down and farmers will earn Rs 5 lakh crore out of Rs 12 lakh crore being spent for import of crude oil.

The minister informed that the Central Government has given permission to produce ethanol not only from sugarcane but also from rice, maize and other grains.

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