Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will launch India’s first CNG tractor today. These tractors have been converted to CNG from diesel, thereby saving about Rs 1 lakh annually on fuel costs.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, said the launch will help farmers increase their income by lowering costs and help creating job opportunities in rural India.
CNG, apart from being a clean fuel, has the lowest content of carbon and other pollutants. It is economical as it has zero lead and is non-corrosive, non-dilutive and non-contaminating, which helps in increasing the life of the engine, and requires less regular maintenance, the ministry added.
CNG prices are far more consistent than fluctuating petrol prices and also the average mileage of CNG vehicles is better than that of diesel/petrol driven vehicles, the statement said.
Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Narendra Singh Tomar, V K Singh will also be present at the launch.