New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday attend an event and address a diverse gathering at Vigyan Bhawan to mark World Biofuel Day.
PM Modi to address farmers, entrepreneurs on World Biofuel Day
The gathering will include farmers, scientists, students, entrepreneurs, government officials, and legislators during the event, said a government statement on Thursday.
Biofuels have synergies with various Government initiatives, including enhancing farmers' incomes, and Swachh Bharat, the statement read. It further said that as a result of the efforts of the Centre, ethanol blending in petrol has increased to 141 crore litres in financial year 2017-18, as compared to 38 crore litres in 2013-14.
The Government also approved the National Policy on Biofuels in June.
Biofuels help reduce import dependency on crude oil, the statement said, adding, it can also contribute to a cleaner environment, generate additional income for farmers, and generate employment in rural areas.