Addressing his month-to-month ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio tackle, Modi stated “history was made” when an IAF AN-32 plane took off from Leh’s Kushok Bakula Rimpoche airport utilizing a mix of 10 per cent Indian bio-jet gasoline.
- Last Updated: February 24, 2020, 9:27 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the usage of a mix of 10 per cent indigenously produced bio-jet gasoline to fly an Indian Air Force transport plane, saying such efforts won’t solely assist convey down carbon emissions, but additionally cut back the nation’s dependence on imported crude oil.
Addressing his month-to-month ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio tackle, he stated “history was made” when an IAF AN-32 plane took off from Leh’s Kushok Bakula Rimpoche airport utilizing a mix of 10 per cent Indian bio-jet gasoline.
“This was the first time that this mix was used in both engines. Not just that, the airport from which this plane took off from Leh is not only one of the highest altitude airports in India but also in the world,” the prime minister stated.
He identified that the bio-jet gasoline is ready from “non-edible tree borne oil” and is procured from varied tribal areas of India.
“These efforts will not only reduce carbon emissions but may also reduce India’s dependence on crude oil imports. I congratulate all the people involved in this significant mission, especially the scientists of CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, who made it possible to develop the technology to fly an aircraft with bio-fuel,” he stated.
Such efforts, the prime minister stated, additionally empower the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the federal government.