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Sugar industry capable of producing low emission clean fuel: Pradhan

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Union and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship opined that the sugar industry has the capacity to produce low emission clean fuel.

"The sugar industry holds a huge capacity to provide to many of our problems including making low emission clean fuel available and enhancing our farmer's income. Several steps have been taken by our government to improve the condition of sugar mills and our farmers," Pradhan said while addressing the gathering at the Meeting of the (ISMA) on Friday.

Elaborating upon India's consumption, he said: "As the third largest consumer of the world, we are investing nearly Rs. 7-8 lakh crore to procure from foreign countries. With changing times the world is focused on We must also work towards finding and developing alternative and "

Pradhan asserted that the amount of bio-waste generates can be converted into energy as that will not only generate energy but will help in waste disposal as well.

"produces an estimated 600 million metric tonne bio-waste, which can be utilised and converted into energy. This will not only provide a to our waste disposal problem but will also address our search for a clean, economical and sustainable source of energy," he noted.

Pradhan also said the ISMA should come forward and contribute to the to help provide to the country. "Our government is ready to provide all necessary support for such initiatives," he added.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 08:05 IST