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PM Modi Inaugurates 2G Ethanol Plant in Panipat

According to the Prime Minister, the country reached 1.4% ethanol blending in 2014 and has increased to 10.6% in the last eight years. He stated that the event is significant for farmers in Panipat, Haryana, and throughout the country. "The plant that has been established in Panipat is just the beginning. "It will help reduce pollution in Delhi, the National Capital Region, and Haryana.

Shivam Dwivedi
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the second generation (2G) ethanol plant in Panipat on Wednesday, saying it will help reduce pollution in Delhi, the National Capital Region (NCR), and Haryana. On World Biofuel Day, the Prime Minister said stubble (agriculture waste) was a burden for farmers but would now become a source of additional income for them with the help of the 2G ethanol plant.

"The Panipat bio-fuel plant will be able to dispose of the stubble without burning." Mother Earth will be free of the agony caused by stubble burning. "The stubble was a burden for the farmers, a source of trouble; it would become a source of extra income for them," he explained.

According to the Prime Minister, the country reached 1.4% ethanol blending in 2014 and has increased to 10.6% in the last eight years.

He stated that the event is significant for farmers in Panipat, Haryana, and throughout the country. "The plant that has been established in Panipat is just the beginning. "It will help reduce pollution in Delhi, the National Capital Region, and Haryana," he said.

PM Modi praised Haryana athletes for their performance at the Commonwealth Games. "Haryana's sons and daughters have done the state proud by performing admirably in the Commonwealth Games." "Haryana has given the country many medals," he said.

"The energy that Haryana's players have displayed in the sports arena, now Haryana's farms will also create energy," he added. The plant's dedication is part of a long series of steps taken by the government over the years to increase the country's production and use of biofuels.

It is consistent with the Prime Minister's ongoing efforts to make the energy sector more affordable, accessible, efficient, and sustainable. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) constructed the 2G Ethanol Plant near the Panipat Refinery at a cost of more than Rs 900 crore.

Based on cutting-edge indigenous technology, the project will open a new chapter in India's waste-to-wealth efforts by utilizing approximately 2 lakh tonnes of rice straw (parali) annually to generate approximately 3 crore litres of Ethanol.

Developing a use for agri-crop residue would empower farmers and provide them with an additional source of income. People involved in the plant operation will be employed directly, and indirect employment will be generated in the supply chain for rice straw cutting, handling, and storage.

There will be no liquid discharge from the project. The project will contribute to a reduction in Greenhouse Gases equivalent to about 3 lakh tonnes of Carbon Dioxide equivalent emissions per year, which can be understood as equivalent to replacing nearly 63,000 cars on the country's roads each year.

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