Indian PM Modi opens 2G ethanol plant in Panipat
- The project will achieve zero liquid discharge. By reducing the burning of straw
On the occasion of World Biofuels Day, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated the second-generation ethanol plant in Panipat, Haryana, to the nation via video conference. Haryana Governor Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Ministers Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Shri Rameswar Teli attended the meeting.
Modi greets people on World Biofuels Day. Calling the ethanol plant just the beginning, he said the plant would reduce pollution in Delhi, Haryana and NCR. He also congratulated Haryana's daughter and son for their excellent performance at CWG 2022.
Modi said that in a country that respects nature like ours, biofuels are synonymous with protecting nature. Our farmers brothers and sisters know this better. Biofuel means green fuel, environmentally friendly fuel to us. , With the establishment of this modern factory, farmers in the rice- and wheat-rich state of Haryana will gain another profitable means of utilizing crop residues.
Panipat's biofuel plant is also able to dispose of stubble without burning it. Modi said this would bring many benefits. The first benefit is that Mother Earth will be spared the pain of burning straw. The second advantage is that new straw cutting and disposal systems, new transportation facilities and new biofuel plants will bring new jobs to all these villages. The third benefit is that stubble, which is a burden and cause for concern for farmers, will be a means for them to increase their income. Fourth, pollution has been reduced, and farmers' contribution to environmental protection has been further increased. The fifth benefit is that the country will also have access to alternative fuels. The Prime Minister expressed delight at the presence of the plant in various parts of the country.
Modi said those who tend to take shortcuts through political selfishness to avoid problems can never solve problems permanently. Those who take shortcuts may get a period of applause and may gain a political advantage, but that doesn't solve the problem. Taking shortcuts will definitely lead to short circuits. Instead of taking shortcuts, our government is committed to solving problems permanently. Much has been said about stubble over the years. But he said those who took shortcuts could not solve the problem.
Modi listed steps aimed at a comprehensive solution to the problem. He said the farmer-producer organisations had received financial support from parali to subsidise up to 80 per cent of modern crop residue machinery, which will now help provide a permanent solution to the problem. "Farmers with a bad reputation due to the forced burning of parali will now feel a sense of pride in contributing to biofuel production and nation building". The Prime Minister also mentioned Gobardhan Yojana as another means of income for farmers. Continuing to solve the country's problems permanently and lastingly, Modi also spoke of new fertilizer plants, nano-fertilizers, new missions for edible oils.
Modi noted that the country has saved about Rs 500 crore from going abroad in the past seven to eight years due to the ethanol spiked in gasoline. Farmers in our country get about the same amount due to ethanol blending. Until 8 years ago, India produced only 400 million liters of ethanol; now it is about 4 billion liters. As of 2014, the country had only about 140 million LPG connections. Half of the country's population, mothers and sisters, were left in the smoke from the kitchen. Injuries due to ill health and inconvenience to sisters and daughters were not dealt with early. The Prime Minister also expressed his delight at the provision of over 90 crore gas connections to impoverished women through the Ujjwala scheme alone. Now we have almost 100% LPG coverage across the country.
CNG stations have increased from 800 eight years ago to more than 4,500. Natural gas is piped to more than 10 million households. India is also working towards a goal of having more than 75% of the country's households have access to piped gas within the next few years. Anyone can come and declare free petrol and diesel if they are politically selfish. These measures will disenfranchise our children and prevent the nation from being self-reliant. As a result of this selfish policy, the burden on the nation's honest taxpayers will also increase. To meet the challenges the country faces, it needs clear intent and commitment. This requires extremely hard work, policies and huge investments.
Even plants like ethanol, biogas and solar will close if the government doesn't have the money. We must remember that even though we will not be there, this country will always be there, and the children who live in it will always be there. Those who sacrificed for freedom have also worked in this timeless spirit, and as a nation we must make a commitment that we will not allow this trend to develop. This is the collective responsibility of the state. During Amrit Makhotsav, when the whole country was painted in three colors, he wanted to remind the country of what had happened. There are attempts to discredit this sacred moment and shame our brave freedom fighters. It's important to understand the mindset of these people. There are also people in our country who are trapped in a vortex of negativity and immersed in despair. Even after lying to the government, the public is reluctant to believe such a person.Editor/XingWentao
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