Bio-diesel made must for all ZP vehicles

In a step towards creating public awareness on bio-diesel, the State government has made it mandatory for all vehicles being used by the zilla panchayats to use bio-fuel.

Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Krishna Byre Gowda has issued a circular in this regard. Mr. Gowda said guidelines too had been prescribed for using bio-diesel. Pointing out that all districts had bio-fuel research and demonstration centres being operated by the Karnataka State Biofuel Development Board, he said these centres would make available the bio-diesel.

To begin with, vehicles are supposed to use 5 litres of blending (blending 5% of bio-diesel with 100 litres of diesel).

The proportion of blending would be increased in a phased manner, the Minister said. He said drivers would be trained in blending, he said.

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