As many as seven ethanol plants will be set up in Assam, responding to the state government’s policy seven units with an investment of Rs 1500 crore to Rs 2000 crore will come up in the state. Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the petroleum ministry is working to provide relief from increasing fuel prices, if the trend continues the state government will provide relief by reducing tax.
Assam has got 14 proposals to set up rice-bran-based ethanol plants for blending them with fuel.
Sarma said, “Seven units will come up. We will have an MoU signing ceremony soon. These are the biggest investments we got immediately after our government came to power”.