Ethanol Blending Target Brought Forward
- The government has brought forward the target date for achieving 20 per cent ethanol-blending with petrol by two years to 2023 to help reduce India's dependence on costly oil imports
- Last year, the government had set a target of reaching 10 per cent ethanol-blending in petrol (10 per cent of ethanol mixed with 90 per cent of diesel) by 2022, and 20 per cent doping by 2030.
- Earlier this year, the target for 20 per cent blending was brought forward to 2025.
- And now, it has been further advanced to April 2023.