Patna: Several companies have shown their interest in setting up the ethanol production units in Bihar, said State industries minister Shahnawaz Hussain on Monday.
Bihar is the first state in the country to have its ethanol production policy.
He was speaking at a webinar organized jointly by the Press Information Bureau, Regional Outreach Bureau and the state’s industries department. The theme of the webinar was the scope for food processing units in the state.
Shahnawaz said the companies offering to open their units in Bihar will be allotted land within seven days of the submission of the proposal. Besides, the state government has already transferred the land of all the closed sugar mills to the industries department.
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.
PM on Saturday had said ethanol has become one of the major priorities of 21st century India and the country has taken a big step towards the sector.