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Aviation fuel from Gadchiroli bamboo, says Gadkari

Gadkari says he is working on an idea to set up a refinery for production of aviation fuel.

Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said he was working on an idea to set up a refinery for production of aviation fuel from bamboo grown in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district. Gadkari was speaking at the inauguration of an “Atmanirbhar Bharat’ assistance office here.

“I am planning to set up a bio-refinery for production of aviation fuel. The bamboo for this will be sourced from Gadchiroli district. I have begun work on this and in two to three years, I will show you flights running on this bio fuel,” he said at the inauguration event.

He said the country needed Antyodaya, a concept of Bharatiya Jana Sangh co-founder Deen Dayal Upadhyay, which spoke of welfare reaching the last man.

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