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Biofuels have huge potential in augmenting economic growth: Pradhan

New Delhi, Nov 22 (UNI) Minister of Petroleum and natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday that 1-G and 2-G Ethanol, Biodiesel, MSW to Fuel and Bio-CNG together with Methanol (DME) have huge potential in augmenting economic growth, generating employment and doubling farmers’ income.
Addressing a consultative workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels & Pradhan Mantri Ji- Van Yojana, he said this will be instrumental in achieving the target of 10 per cent import reduction by 2022 set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said during the workshop many constructive suggestions related to feedstock management, technology, capacity augmentation, fiscal incentives and Supply chain management were received.
Mr Pradhan said he is happy to share that all the technologies are indigenously developed in India and will immensely boost Make In India campaign.
The workshop was organised by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for inviting suggestions for drafting a suitable roadmap for Biofuels in India as the government is promoting Biofuels with an objective to reduce dependency on import of crude oil, savings in foreign exchange, provide better remuneration for the farmers and address growing environment concerns in the light of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Commitment at COP 21.
During the day long workshop 5 Working Groups on 1-G Ethanol, 2-G Ethanol, Biodiesel, Municipal Solid Wastes to Fuel & Bio-CNG comprising of all the stakeholders (producers, bankers and buyers) deliberated issues related to their segment in detail and came up with many constructive suggestions and inputs.
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Singh & Associates law firm bags ‘Best Use of Knowledge Management Award’

25 Sep 2018 | 7:24 PM

New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) Singh & Associates, one of India's leading full-service law firms has been awarded the ‘Best Use of Knowledge Management of the Year’ at the recently held 14th Indo-US Economic Summit which was inaugurated by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu.

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Govt launches online platform for lending credit upto Rs 1 cr for MSMEs

25 Sep 2018 | 7:24 PM

New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) The Government on Tuesday announced the launch of a digital lending platform for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises where they can take loans of upto Rs 1 crore without contacts within 59 minutes only.

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Prabhu on three-day visit to Bangladesh for bilateral talks

25 Sep 2018 | 7:20 PM

New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu began a three-day visit to Bangladesh from September 24 during which which he will hold discussions on Bangladesh - India trade relations with his Bangladesh counterpart Tofail Ahmed.

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Bukhari, Khan, Dhar meet J&K Governor

25 Sep 2018 | 7:07 PM

Srinagar, Sep 25 (UNI) Former minister and MLA Basharat Ahmed Bukhari, Chairman State Commission for Backward classes Jeet Lal Gupta, Chairperson J&K Accountability Commission met Justice (Retd) B A Khan and member of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) Vijay Dhar besides Governor Satya Pal Malik here, an official spokesman said on Tuesday evening.

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