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PM Modi to address farmers, scientists on World Biofuel Day

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a diverse gathering consisting of farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, government officials and legislators in New Delhi on Friday to mark the World Biofuel Day 2018.

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is organising the programme to mark the importance of biofuels and to highlight the various efforts made by the Government in the biofuel sector.

Biofuels can help reduce import dependency on crude oil. They can contribute to a cleaner environment, generate additional income for farmers and generate employment in rural areas.

The Modi Government has approved the National Policy on Biofuels in June this year. The policy has the objective of reaching 20 per cent ethanol-blending and five per cent biodiesel-blending by the year 2030.

World Biofuel Day is observed every year on 10th August to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels and to highlight the various efforts made by the Government in the biofuel sector.

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