Union minister Nitin Gadkari has expressed confidence that green fuel will end the need for the use of petrol in vehicles in the country after five years.
He made the statement in Maharashtra’s Akola on Thursday, where he was conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Science by Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth.
Media reports quoting Gadkari said that bio-ethanol being made in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha district is being used in vehicles. Green hydrogen can be made from deep well water and can be sold for Rs 70 per kg.
The Union Minister purportedly added that the country will run out of petrol in the next five years owing to which the fossil fuel will be banned in the country.
During his speech, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways made a strong pitch for the use of green hydrogen, ethonal and other green fuels.
He further added as green fuel will end the need for petrol. He also claimed that cars and scooters will either be on green hydrogen, ethonal flex fuel, CNG or LNG.
Nitin Gadkari has already asked manufacturers to make flex-fuel engines and replace with conventional IC engines in future vehicles.
He also made an appeal to the agriculture researchers and experts to work on increasing the agricultural growth from 12 per cent to 20 per cent in the next five years.