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Petroleum Minister inaugurated 1st Supply of UCO Based Biodiesel

Published on May 06, 2021
Current Context: Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the first supply of UCO (Used Cooking Oil) based Biodiesel blended Diesel in a virtual manner.
Petroleum Minister inaugurated 1st Supply of UCO Based Biodiesel
  • It was flagged off under the EOI (Expression of Interests) Scheme from Indian Oil’s Tikrikalan Terminal.
  • This supply will help to develop an ecosystem to collect and convert UCO into biodiesel. This will also increase job opportunities.
  • Along with this, India has set a target to attain a 5% blending of biodiesel by 2030.
  • The EoIs for “Procurement of Bio-diesel produced from Used Cooking Oil (UCO)” was initiated by the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel, Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences.

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following flagged off the first supply of UCO (Used Cooking Oil) based Biodiesel blended Diesel?
a. Dharmendra Pradhan
b. Rajnath Singh
c. D.V. Sadananda Gowda
d. Ravi Shankar Prasad

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