BIO CNG Tractor in India

Gadkari launches India’s first Diesel-converted CNG Tractor; will save fuel cost

4 months ago

Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways has said that the government is working for lowering costs, and creating job opportunities in rural India for farmers while Launching India’s first-ever diesel tractor converted to CNG.

In the presence of Union Ministers Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Shri Parshottam Rupala, and Gen (Retd) Dr. V K Singh, Shri Gadkari unveil the diesel converted CNG Tractor. while unveiling the CNG tractor, he said, with CNG Tractor, farmers will save more than one lakh rupees annually on fuel costs, which will help them to improve their livelihood.

CNG is a Clean Fuel, as it has the lowest content of carbon and other pollutants. It is economical as it has zero lead and is non-corrosive, non-dilutive, and non-contaminating which helps in increasing the life of the engine and requires less regular maintenance. It is cheaper as CNG prices are far more consistent than fluctuating Petrol prices; also the average mileage of CNG vehicles is better than that of Diesel/Petrol driven vehicles, said the Minister.

Diesel-converted CNG tractor is done jointly by Rawmatt Techno Solutions and Tomasetto Achille India is currently an experimental pilot project, and would available in a short time.

The initiative is a part of the Waste to Wealth movement, where farm waste can be used as a raw material for producing Bio-CNG which will help the farmers to earn more. Conversion of the waste to wealth will not only empower the farmers by providing additional income to them but also help in reducing pollution, improving health outcomes, and making the cities clean.

Seema Jain

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