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Centre to give 10 methanol-run buses to Assam, says Patowary

By The Assam Tribune
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GUWAHATI, June 27 - State Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary attended a review meeting on implementing methanol economy, at Transport Bhawan in New Delhi today. The meeting discussed measures to increase the production of methanol in the country and thereby creating a methanol economy as an alternative to high-cost petroleum products like diesel and petrol.

Presently, the Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) is a state PSU, which is one of the very few units producing methanol in India, stated an official release.

Chairing the meeting, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announced that the his ministry would give 10 new buses to the Government of Assam, which would be run by methanol as a pilot project for public transportation, for which APL will supply the methanol.

He further announced that the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will create petroleum fuel bunks along the river Brahmaputra and the National Waterways by which Inland Water Transport (IWT) vessels can operate on methanol supplied by the APL.

Patowary strongly supported the extension of methanol production and asked for enhancement of gas allocation for the APL. He also requested Dharmendra Pradhan to increase the production of natural gas for Assam with special reference to the ONGC.

It is also noteworthy that the APL is presently implementing a project for enhancing production of methanol from 125 tonne per day to 500 tonne per day, the release stated.

The meeting was also attended by Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; Ananth Kumar, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, and Anand Geete, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, the release added.

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Centre to give 10 methanol-run buses to Assam, says Patowary

GUWAHATI, June 27 - State Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary attended a review meeting on implementing methanol economy, at Transport Bhawan in New Delhi today. The meeting discussed measures to increase the production of methanol in the country and thereby creating a methanol economy as an alternative to high-cost petroleum products like diesel and petrol.

Presently, the Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) is a state PSU, which is one of the very few units producing methanol in India, stated an official release.

Chairing the meeting, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announced that the his ministry would give 10 new buses to the Government of Assam, which would be run by methanol as a pilot project for public transportation, for which APL will supply the methanol.

He further announced that the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will create petroleum fuel bunks along the river Brahmaputra and the National Waterways by which Inland Water Transport (IWT) vessels can operate on methanol supplied by the APL.

Patowary strongly supported the extension of methanol production and asked for enhancement of gas allocation for the APL. He also requested Dharmendra Pradhan to increase the production of natural gas for Assam with special reference to the ONGC.

It is also noteworthy that the APL is presently implementing a project for enhancing production of methanol from 125 tonne per day to 500 tonne per day, the release stated.

The meeting was also attended by Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; Ananth Kumar, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, and Anand Geete, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, the release added.