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Government to modify laws to permit cars to run on bio-fuels

Snapshot: The proposed changes will be presented by the Narendra Modi-led government in the next session of the Parliament.

According to reports, the government of India is mulling to make necessary changes in laws that will permit cars to run on different fuels. The modification in laws aims to bring cars running on bio-fuels and alternate fuels on par with international standards and make them feasible to ply on Indian roads. 

Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport minister said, “There is a requirement to make changes in the law and bring it on par with international standards, which can enable us to permit cars that on different fuels, especially bio-fuels.” The proposal for changes will be presented by the Narendra Modi-led government in the next session of the Parliament. 

“The government has already announced to make necessary changes in law of e-rickshaws that will give employment to over 2 lakh people.” Gadkari said, while addressing the delegates at a seminar organised by BJP’s Non-Conventional Energy Cell at the party headquarters in New Delhi. Suggestions would be sought from the delegates at the seminar before taking a policy decision over the issue. Furthermore, it is also understood that the Ministry would study the automobile laws in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Germany before making any changes.

Nitin Gadkari, who also holds additional charge of Rural Development Ministry said that was a need to look for alternative sources of fuel as the country imports fuel and edible oil worth more than Rs 6 lakh crore and Rs 800 crore respectively.  

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