The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh strictly said no to bio fuels especially from food grains.
The usage of ethanol as fuel , carbon dioxide is released less compared with fossil fuels, will help to reduce the pollution in the air.
“The prime minister is very particular that we should not use food grains for producing ethanol or any bio-fuel even if we are facing energy crunch. We cannot afford that,” Muttemwar told IANS. “He has also made it clear that we will grow the (bio-fuel producing) plants (like Jatroba) in waste lands and we should ensure that there would not be any diversification from the traditional cultivation,” he added.
“But how can a country like India, where a section of its large population still face shortage for foodgrains, can use foodgrains for the production of fuel? We promote bio-fuels made of plants like Jatropha and energy out of indigenous natural resources,” the official said..
President Prathiba Patil said: “That is one point of discussion.” when asked whether India will seek Brazil’s cooperation in producing ethanol from sugar.Also “This is a matter of concern. Experts from both the countries will come together to discuss the matter.” said patil. “The sugar producing states use 10 percent ethanol in the fuel,”