- Union Minister Nitin Gadkari emphasized India’s potential for achieving a significant breakthrough by eliminating the need to import petrol and diesel.
- At the ‘Sagar Manthan’ conclave in Goa, he highlighted the economic benefits of reducing the country’s substantial Rs 16 lakh crore import expenditure.
- The minister advocated for alternative fuels, particularly ethanol produced from various sources including sugarcane juice, molasses, bamboo, and agricultural residues.
- He expressed a personal commitment to promoting biofuels and alternative fuels and aims to minimize reliance on traditional petrol and diesel.
- Gadkari envisioned a future where the use of hydrogen would power cars, trucks, and buses, asserting that the government is actively working to reduce the cost associated with hydrogen fuel technology.