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Nitin Gadkari announces proposal to lower cost of petrol to ₹ 15 per litre

Nitin Gadkari announces proposal to lower cost of petrol to ₹ 15 per litre

New Delhi: Nitin Gadkari, a union minister, proposed an original plan on Tuesday to lower the cost of petrol to 15 rupees per litre. The minister discussed his goal of enabling farmers all throughout the nation to become "urjadaata" (energy providers) during a rally in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan. He claimed that if we use a blend of 60% ethanol and 40% electricity, the cost of petrol will be halved. The minister emphasised the benefits of using an ethanol and electricity mixture during his speech.

"Our government is of the mindset that the farmers become not only 'annadata' but also 'urjadata'... all the vehicles will now run on ethanol produced by farmers. If an average of 60% ethanol and 40% electricity is taken then petrol will be available at the rate of ₹ 15 per litre and the people will be benefitted," a news agency quoted Nitin Gadkari as saying.

He went on to say that such a blend will not only lessen pollution and imports but also move the enormous amount of money spent on imports—$16 lakh crore—toward the households of farmers, ANI reported.

In Pratapgarh, the minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for 11 national highway projects for a total of 5,600 crores.

Additionally, four national highway projects with a combined length of 219 km and an expense tag of Rs. 3,775 crore were officially inaugurated.

One of them is a six-lane stretch of National Highway 48 from Kishangarh to Gulbapura to improve connectivity to the districts of Ajmer and Bhilwara.

During this programme, it was also announced that 74 projects in Rajasthan funded by the Central Roads Fund, totalling $2,250 crore, had been approved.

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