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Use of FCI rice for ethanol making only an interim measure: Centre

Will achieve 8-8.5 per cent blending with petrol this year, says food secretary Sudhanshu Pandey

Food Corporation of India | FCI rice stock | Ethanol blending

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 

Employees of Food Corporation of India (FCI) inspect a godown of rice during a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus. Photo: PTI
Employees of Food Corporation of India (FCI) inspect a godown of rice. File Photo: PTI

The Centre on Tuesday clarified that the use of rice from (FCI’s) godowns at a discounted price of Rs 2,000 per quintal is only an intermediary arrangement to ensure that the upcoming grain based distilleries don’t fall short of ready feedstock and the main raw material for such distilleries will continue to be maize not rice.



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First Published: Tue, June 15 2021. 19:17 IST