Centre facilitates use of a blend of 12% and 15% ethanol in gasoline as automotive fuels

Government is encouraging the use of electric vehicles and vehicles operating on alternative fuels by providing incentives.

Jul 23, 2021 09:07 IST India Infoline News Service

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Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has informed in the Lok Sabha that the Ministry has notified G.S.R. 439(E) dated June 28, 2021 to facilitate use of a blend of 12% and 15% ethanol in gasoline as automotive fuels.

Accordingly, the target date for achieving 20 percent ethanol blending with petrol has been advanced by five years to 2025 to minimise pollution and reduce dependence on import.

NITI Aayog has prepared a roadmap for Ethanol Blending India 2020-25. Government is encouraging the use of electric vehicles and vehicles operating on alternative fuels by providing incentives.

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