Reduce sugar production, focus on ethanol: Gadkari tells sugar mills

He also argued that the sugar industry should try to create avenues through which ethanol could be sold directly to the automobile industry

Nitin Gadkari

We need more ethanol than sugar, said Nitin Gadkari

Sanjeeb MukherjeeSubhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
Increasing sugar production shall create problems for the industry, whereas boosting ethanol output can bring rich returns, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari told sugar mills on Wednesday.

Speaking at a conference on sugar and ethanol, organised by the Indian Sugar Mills Association, Gadkari surprised the audience comprising senior executives of sugar mills by stating that the future will become bleak for the industry if it continues to churn out high quantities of sugar.  

"We need more ethanol than sugar. Also, bio-ethanol is the way to go as it can be stored for a longer duration as compared to conventional ethanol. If you increase

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First Published: Sep 21 2022 | 10:29 PM IST

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