India’s First CNG Tractor to be launched

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  • February 12, 2021
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India’s First CNG Tractor to be launched

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- III – Environment; Infrastructure; Agriculture

In news

  • India’s first-ever diesel Tractor, converted to CNG, will be formally launched on February 12, 2021.
  • Ministry: Ministry for Road Transport and Highways

Key takeaways

  • The conversion will help farmers increase their income, by lowering costs, and help to create job opportunities in rural India.
  • It is also reported that the retrofitted tractor produces more power/equal in comparison to Diesel-run engine.
  • Overall emissions are reduced by 70% as compared to Diesel.
  • It will help farmers to save up to 50% on the fuel cost.

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