Centre permits conversion of surplus rice to ethanol for hand sanitisers

Move will lead to use of part of a stockpile of 30.57 million tonnes, which is almost 126% more than the buffer stock and strategic requirement norms

coronavirus, sanitiser, police

The ethanol produced will be used for making alcohol-based hand-sanitizers and for blending in petrol.

New Delhi
The government on Monday allowed the conversion of surplus rice, available with the Food Corporation of India (FCI), to ethanol. The development comes at a time when loopholes in the

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