Chhattisgarh Has All It Takes To Become A Biofuel Hub

Nitin Gadkari, the Union Road Transport Minister.

In the last decade, many countries have either stepped up their biofuel production or utilization.

Between 2016 and 2017, America became the largest biofuel producer in the world.

More recently, Australia began blending biofuel with traditional fuel to power their airlines.

Addressing a gathering in Charoda recently, Nitin Gadkari, the Union Road Transport Minister mentioned that Chhattisgarh has all it takes to become a force to reckon with in biofuel production.

The minister pointed out the diversification into alternative fuel will help the nation to lower her dependence on diesel and petrol.

The Link Between Agriculture And Biofuel Production

Biofuels use biological materials.

Biofuels use biological materials as a substrate for their production. This includes agricultural products and wastes.

The minister pointed out that Chhattisgarh had an impressive agricultural growth. Agricultural products that are produced in abundance in the region include wheat, rice, sugarcane, and pulses.

The state can exploit use its success in agriculture to grow her biofuel production.

Recounting some of the successes achieved so far in biofuel production, the minister pointed out that the first biofuel-powered flight from Dehradun to Delhi made use of biofuel produced in jatropha.

The Economic Impact Of Biofuel Production

Economic impact of biofuel production

According to the minister, increasing the production of biofuel in the nation will create an enormous amount of job opportunities for both the youths and farmers.

He also advocated for the setting up of a biotechnology institute in the state capital to advance the study on alternative fuel.

Statistics show that India is one of the poorest countries in the world.

In the opinion of the minister, if the farmers and forest dwellers partner in the production of biofuels, they will become rich enough to fly planes.

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