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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed an event to mark World Biofuel Day in New Delhi. He addressed a diverse gathering, consisting of farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, government officials, and legislators.

He said biofuels can provide fresh momentum to India in the 21st century. He added that it is fuel produced from crops, which can change lives of people in both villages and cities.

He said that the plan to produce ethanol from biofuel was initiated when Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. After 2014, a roadmap was prepared for the Ethanol Blending Programme. He said that besides providing benefit to farmers, this move helped save foreign exchange worth Rs. 4000 crore last year, and the target is to take this number to about Rs. 12,000 crore over the next four years.

The Prime Minister said that the Union Government is investing significantly in the effort to transform biomass to biofuel. There is a plan to set up 12 modern refineries. A large number of employment opportunities will be created in the process.

The Prime Minister said that schemes such as Jandhan, Vandhan and Gobardhan are helping to transform the lives of the poor, the tribal population, and the farmers. He said that the transformative potential of biofuels can be realized only through the participation of students, teachers, scientists, entrepreneurs and the people. He urged everyone present to help take the benefits of biofuel to the rural areas.

The Prime Minister also released a booklet on “National Policy on Biofuels 2018.” He also launched the “Proactive and Responsive Facilitation, by Interactive and Virtuous Environmental Single-window Hub” (PARIVESH).

 

बायोफ्यूल सिर्फ विज्ञान नहीं है बल्कि वो मंत्र है जो 21वीं सदी के भारत को नई ऊर्जा देने वाला है

बायोफ्यूल यानि फसलों से निकला ईंधन, कूड़े-कचरे से निकला ईंधन

ये गांव से लेकर शहर तक के जीवन को बदलने वाला है

आम के आम, गुठली के दाम की जो पुरानी कहावत है, उसका ये आधुनिक रूप है: PM

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 10, 2018

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Urges NCC alumni to enrich the NCC Alumni Association

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the NCC cadets on NCC Day. Shri Modi has also urged NCC alumni from across India to enrich the NCC Alumni Association with their support and participation in the activities of the Association.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said;

"Greetings on NCC Day. Inspired by the motto of “Unity and Discipline”, NCC offers a great experience to the youth of India to realise their true potential and contribute to nation building. Here is my speech at this year’s NCC rally in January.

A few days back, during the 'Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv’ in Jhansi, I was honoured to register as the first member of the NCC Alumni Association. The formation of an Alumni Association is a commendable effort to bring together all those who have been associated with NCC.

I urge NCC alumni from across India to enrich the NCC Alumni Association with their support and participation in the activities of the Association. The Government of India has made many efforts to make the NCC experience even more vibrant and meaningful. https://t.co/CPMGLryRXX"