The Ministry of Road Transport has set standards for CNG tractors. According to this standard, tractors will be available in the market. CNG kits will be installed in the tractor, which will reduce the cost of farming. The tractor will start with diesel like other CNG vehicles, but will later run from CNG. Gadkari said that CNG kits are ready to be made under Make in India. He said that there are plans to convert other tools used in agriculture to BioCNG.
Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launched India’s first-ever diesel tractor, converted to CNG, today. Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Parshottam Rupala and Gen. (Retd) VK Singh were also present at the launch. pic.twitter.com/sKEJfVCVVu
– ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2021
This way the cost will be less
The average use of tractors in agriculture is 4 liters of diesel per hour. It costs Rs 312 per 78 rupees per liter. At the same time, CNG is estimated to cost around 200 rupees in 4 hours to run a tractor from CNG. Consumption of CNG will be less than diesel, as petrol vehicles give more average than CNG. Explain that the cost depends on the horsepower of the tractor.
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Pollution will decrease
About 60 per cent of cars, trucks, buses and tractors in the country run on diesel. 13 percent of the total diesel consumed is used in tractors, agricultural equipment and pumpsets etc. A diesel vehicle spreads pollution by 7-8 petrol vehicles. That is, a tractor spreads as much or as much pollution as 7-8 petrol cars, because tractors have more power than cars.
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BioCNG will be cheaper
1 kg of BioCNG can be prepared from 7 kg of straw. It will cost about 15 rupees per kg to make it. The cost of the starch will be around Rs 10 to 1200 to 1500 tons. In this way the cost of BioCNG will come to around Rs 25 per kg. According to the Ministry of Road Transport, CNG will be available at the market rate, but the use of BioCNG will increase if successful. Once the availability of BioCNG increases after the plant is installed, it will become cheaper than the market in the plant.