Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
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Topic: Ethanol

Does India have enough rice for welfare schemes and ethanol? What the govt is missing

Procurement of rice stocks has seen a significant increase. But India is seeing deficient rains and increase of ethanol distilleries.

‘Bihari maange more’, says state industries minister Hussain in push to be biofuel ethanol hub

State expecting investment of Rs 30,382 crore in ethanol sector, minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said Thursday. He also announced Bihar Investors' Summit, to be held in Delhi on 12 May.

India’s ethanol production can’t ride on surplus sugar and rice. Modi govt needs a way out

Any major diversion of corn usage towards ethanol production would severely impact India's poultry sector. Modi govt's target of E20 by 2025 needs 2G biofuels.

Cabinet approves ethanol price hike by up to Rs 1.47 per litre for blending in petrol

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs raised the price of ethanol extracted from sugarcane juice to Rs 63.45 per litre from the current Rs 62.65 per litre.

Modi govt’s ambitious ethanol plan spurs food security fears

The govt says doubling ethanol production will save India Rs 30,000 crore a year by cutting crude imports, reduce carbon emissions & boost farmers’ incomes. But critics term it self-goal.

Big Basket, Amazon, Flipkart are struggling to find e-vehicles for their delivery fleets

India’s delivery giants are finding there aren’t many models available that can be deployed at scale, and what supply there is can’t keep up with demand.

How cars fueled by ethanol can add to India’s food inflation

While use of ethanol has many advantages for India, diverting sugar for its production may be the biggest change for the global sugar industry and could drive a bull market.

Auto industry hesitant about govt’s E20 fuel rollout by 2025, says focus on E10 first

Concerns range from whether existing vehicles would be E20 compliant, loss in fuel efficiency & whether India has capacity to maintain a consistent ethanol supply.

India wants to use food grain stock for ethanol. That’s a problem in a hungry country

The Modi government plans to use India’s central pool stock of grain like rice to match its ethanol commitments. In an undernourished country, that’s a bad policy.

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SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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