Bihar to have dedicated ethanol policy

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Bihar is set to become the first state in the country to have a dedicated ethanol policy, said state industry minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain. 20 investors have applied for production units. He said, “The ethanol production will help in boosting our economy.”

The Centre has approved the ethanol policy for directly producing ethanol from sugarcane and broken rice and rotten grains.

According to the news report published in Indianexpress.com, Husain said Bihar, which produces 12,000 crore litres of ethanol each year and is the fifth-highest ethanol-producing state in the country, was expected to produce 50,000 crore litres every year after proposals for 20 new ethanol units were realised — the minister said the state government will give 10 per cent subsidy for opening each unit.

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