Chhattisgarh gets boost to convert excess rice to ethanol


The central government’s approval to convert excess sugarcane as well as rice and maize into ethanol has given a boost to the economic development of Chhattisgarh. This will help in generating employment as well as increase the income of farmers.

The Central government on Thursday approved ethanol as a standalone fuel, allowing oil firms to sell E-100 directly. The government has amended the Motor Spirit and High Speed Diesel Order 2005 for this.

According to the news report published in, Sumit Sarkar, Project Officer, Chhattisgarh Biofuel Development Authority (CBDA) said that the Chhattisgarh government has been urging the Centre to change the policy of ethanol production, pricing and other related issues.


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