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India’s First CNG Tractor Launched; Farmers' Annual Fuel Cost will go down by Rs 1 lakh

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has unveiled country’s first CNG tractor that can save about Rs 1 lakh yearly on fuel costs today (12 Feb 2021). The tractor has been converted to CNG from diesel.

The conversion, carried out jointly by Rawmatt Techno Solutions and Tomasetto Achille India, will help farmers increase their income by reducing costs and help in creating job opportunities in rural India.

Union Ministers, Narendra Singh Tomar, Parshottam Rupala, Dharmendra Pradhan and V K Singh were also present during the launch.

According to reports, the new alternate fuel will help save Rs. one lakh per annum on just fuel costs. Apart from the cost, the Centre claims the advantages of conversion to CNG, is that it is a clean fuel, which has the lowest content of carbon & other pollutants.

In addition, CNG prices are more consistent in comparison to the fluctuating petrol prices. Also, the average mileage of CNG vehicles is much than that of diesel or petrol driven vehicles.

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