Darbhanga: Local MP Gopalji Thakur has said that a 500 kiloliter per day capacity ethanol unit will be set up at the Ashok Paper Mill premises in Darbhanga at a cost of about Rs 524 crore. He said that ethanol will be produced through maize processing.
According to the news report published in Jagran.com, the MP shared this information after meeting the Bihar government’s Industries Minister Shahnawaz Hussain in Patna on Tuesday.
The setting up of ethanol plant will generate employment as well as help farmers to improve their financial condition, he said.
Shahnawaz Hussain during a webinar organized jointly by the Press Information Bureau, Regional Outreach Bureau and the state’s industries department had said that several companies have shown their interest in setting up the ethanol production units in Bihar.
The ethanol production policy in Bihar is set to attract more investment in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 5, 2021 released the report of the expert committee on ‘Roadmap for Ethanol Blending in India by 2025‘.
According to the report, 20 per cent of ethanol blending is within reach. It suggested specific responsibilities of union ministries, state governments and vehicle manufacturers for the production, supply and gradual rollout of 20 per cent ethanol blending in petrol by 2025.