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Biofuels can power India’s growth in 21st century: PM Modi
Biofuels can help reduce import dependency on crude oil. They can contribute to a cleaner environment: PM Modi
Biofuels can generate additional income for farmers and boost rural employment: PM Modi
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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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PM reviews steps taken to improve Ease of Doing Business
December 13, 2018
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PM Modi chairs high-level meeting to review progress with regard to Ease of Doing Business
PM stresses on the need to improve last mile delivery, and focus on streamlining procedures to enhance the "Ease of Living" for small businesses and the common man

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired a high-level meeting to review progress with regard to "Ease of Doing Business."

The meeting was attended by senior Union Ministers related to economic matters; Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis; Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Shri Anil Baijal; and senior officials from the Union Government, Maharashtra Government and Delhi Government.  

The Prime Minister was briefed on progress being made on various parameters related to Ease of Doing Business. Subjects such as construction permits, enforcement of contracts, registering property, starting a business, getting electricity, getting credit, and resolving insolvency came up for discussion.  

India’s rise in the World Bank “Doing Business” rankings from 142 to 77, over the last four years, was taken note of. 

Officials explained the steps being taken to plug shortcomings and resolve bottlenecks in implementing business reforms.  

The Prime Minister stressed on the need to improve last mile delivery, and focus on streamlining procedures, which would  improve not just the "Doing Business" rankings, but also increase the "Ease of Living" for small businesses and the common man. He said this is extremely important for India, as an emerging and vibrant economy. He also spoke of the tremendous global interest about the rise in India's "Doing Business" rankings.