Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing his gratitude for determining the rate of ethanol production from surplus rice by the Chhattisgarh Government at 54 rupees 87 paise per litre.
He further urged PM Modi to allow the surplus paddy purchased from farmers of Chhattisgarh to produce biofuel directly to ethanol plants, which will enable the ethanol plants in the state to buy the paddy directly from the farmers.
The Chief Minister has further mentioned in his letter to the Prime Minister that constant effort were made for 18 months to encourage the production of biofuels from surplus paddy produced in the state by the state government towards the fulfilment of the National Biological Policy 2018 and its goal.
Concerning the decision undertaken by the PM, to fix the rate of ethanol production from surplus rice (obtained through FCI godowns) by oil distribution companies at 54 rupees 87 paise per litre, the efforts and hardships of the state government have been successful.
The Chief Minister demanded that the surplus paddy purchased from the farmers of the state should be allowed to produce biofuel directly to the ethanol plants so that the paddy sold to the ethanol plants in the state can be sold directly by the farmers. He said, that the permission to produce ethanol directly from surplus paddy will aid in the economic progress of the farmers of the state.