Government can push 10% Ethanol Now
With the oil companies investing in
farms & crude going above $100, India can seriously think of 10%
blend. The question of excess sugarcane cultivation for the
current year is still serious. It was surprising that in the recent
budget there was NO single word on ethanol. Why this? On the other
hand, in states like Maharashtra the budget gives incentives to
farmers for the uncut sugarcane for the current year. This
entire sugarcane can be converted to ethanol.
India has potential investors who
are ready to invest manufacturing ethanol & country needs
ethanol. The government should come boldly ahead and start the
10% objective. We are confident ethanol will come & flow.
Government should not worry on ifs and buts, in regards to
availability of ethanol.
It is as good as that we know but are
not doing, resulting in not knowing.
I think the government should take bold
steps & make 10% mandatory & give the message to the world
that ethanol is not a “Neglected Business” in India. We are
cautious, & have made 5% mandatory & are serious on further
increasing it. We know the current UPA Government has done
extraordinary for the farmers & ethanol being a direct revenue to
the farmers will further help the governments objectives of
benefiting the farmers at the rural level.
India has potential of 10 times
of what we are being today (in terms of ethanol production). Now is
the time to act boldly and making 10% mandatory.
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