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India needs to reduce its dependence on import of oil: Gadkari

India needs to reduce its dependence on import of oil: Gadkari

New Delhi, July 12 (UNI) Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the country needs to reduce its dependence on import of oil and advocated for use of ethanol to make environment pollution free.

"We need import substitute. Ethanol is available in the country and is commercially successful. There is a need to diversify energy," said the Minister here at the launch of country's first TVS Motor Company ethanol based bike TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100.

"The Government is giving lot of priority to the use of alternative fuel such as Bio CNG, LNG, electric vehicles, use of Butane," he added.

"Today's launch is the breakthrough in the two-wheeler space that will set the trend for a green future in India,' he said and congratulated TVS Motor company chairman Venu Srinivasan and his son Sudarshan for this environment-friendly initiative.

"Delighted to join Minister at the launch of India’s first Ethanol based Motorcycle- TVS Apache RTR 200. This is a green & sustainable technological breakthrough in the 2W segment. Will reduce dependence on petrol," said NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant at the launch and congratulated TVS Motor Company for this innovation.


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Kakinada, Oct 21(UNI) East Godavari Collector D Muralidhara Reddy inaugurated the Araku valley coffee liquid stall at the Collectorate here on Monday.

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Commerce and Industry Minister on two-day visit to Sweden

21 Oct 2019 | 8:16 PM

New Delhi, Oct 21 (UNI) Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal will attend the 19th Session of the Indo-Swedish Joint Commission for Economic, Industrial and Scientific Cooperation in Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday.

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Kerala CM to launch IT Mission's local mapping project

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21 Oct 2019 | 8:07 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 (UNI) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will launch Kerala State IT Mission’s ambitious ‘Mapathon Keralam’ project, a crowd-sourcing mapping initiative on Wednesday, which aims at creating micro-level maps of the entire state for identifying all the natural and physical assets that will help effectively address the problem of recurrent natural calamity situations.

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Pradhan invites US businesses to deploy tech, investment to India

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21 Oct 2019 | 7:06 PM

New Delhi, Oct 21 (UNI) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday India is the hotspot in energy investment destination in the world and invited all energy players to bring their technology and investment here.

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Panama delegation visits India, explores business avenues and potential

21 Oct 2019 | 5:51 PM

New Delhi, Oct 21 (UNI) South American country Panama has invited Indian businessmen in the fields of Pharma, Film, Logistics and Banking and Financial Services, saying that both countries can touch new dimensions of mutual relations by increasing economic, industrial and commercial cooperation.

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