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PM Narendra Modi to attend event to mark World Biofuel Day at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi
Each year, the World Biofuel Day is observed on August 10 to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels and conserve energy. On the occasion of the observance an event is being held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, informed an official release.

According to the release, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will attend the event and address a diverse gathering, consisting of farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, government officials, and legislators.

"Biofuels can help reduce import dependency on crude oil. They can contribute to a cleaner environment, generate additional income for farmers, and generate employment in rural areas. Therefore, biofuels have synergies with various Government initiatives, including enhancing farmers' incomes, and Swachh Bharat," it said while stating that this year in June GOI approved the National Policy on Biofuels .

The release added, "As a result of the efforts of the Union Government, ethanol blending in petrol has increased from 38 crore litres in the ethanol supply year 2013-14, to an estimated 141 crore litres in the ethanol supply year 2017-18."

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