Biofuel is the future of next gen agriculture: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and MSME Nitin Gadkari stressed on encouraging the use of bio fuels such as ethanol that can be procured from bamboo oil and used in fuel generation.

Biofuel is the future of next gen agriculture: Nitin Gadkari

 

 

Inaugurating the 11th Edition of Agrovision , Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and MSME Nitin Gadkari  stressed on  encouraging the use of bio fuels such as ethanol that can be procured from bamboo oil and used in fuel generation. He further highlighted the fact that ethanol using two wheelers are going to be the future which creates huge opportunity and need for high production of these fuels.

 

Need of better cold storage

Nitin Gadkari, also pointed the need of better cold storage facilities in the country.” By using the new cold storage technology, we can export our farm produce all over the world if we use cold storage facility in better way”, he said.

 

One stop Honey Processing unit

Gadkari also added that industry of honey production should be encouraged in Gadchiroli and Bhandara districts. "Central Food Technological Research Institute has recently developed honey cubes which will certainly help bee -keeping business for future honey production. We will start one stop honey processing centre in Gadchiroli that will provide employment to local farmers."

 

Training institute farmers

Gadkari said that there is a need for permanent training institute for farmers. He also said that the Centre will offer technical know-how and training to the farmers of the region. Various workshops and seminars, training sessions, will be conducted in the training centre so that Vidarbha could be made free from farmers’ suicides.

Gadkari said that based on the feedback from farmers, he is planning to establish the training institute.  The training institute will be a boon for farmers as they will have access to highly qualified faculty members, lab, R&D facility, experts, officials, latest technology, Government schemes, project and other agriculture related information. The Agrovision Foundation will form a special committee to plan and work out the details of the Farmers Training Institute.

Former Agriculture minister Anil Bonde stressed on the use of sustainable energy for agriculture production cost. "Use of solar pumps is one of the examples of usage of sustainable energy. Agri-industry should explore and manufacture the solar based pumps for the better future of agriculture industry."

Former member of Maharashtra legislative council, Pasha Patel said that oranges can effectively be used as a raw material for wine production using fermentation which also can be carried out in small scale level.

 

Comments

× Your session has been expired. Please click here to Sign-in or Sign-up
   New User? Create Account