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Nitin Gadkari to launch India’s first CNG tractor today

Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Narendra Singh Tomar, Parshottam Rupala and V K Singh will also be present at the launch.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will launch India’s first CNG tractor that could save about Rs 1 lakh annually on fuel costs today. The tractor has been converted to CNG from diesel.

“India’s first-ever diesel tractor, converted to CNG, will be formally launched by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari tomorrow (Friday),” the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had said in a statement.

It added that the conversion, carried out jointly by Rawmatt Techno Solutions & Tomasetto Achille India, will help farmers increase their income by lowering costs and help in creating job opportunities in rural India.

Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Narendra Singh Tomar, Parshottam Rupala and V K Singh will also be present at the launch.

“The most important benefit for the farmer will be to save more than Rs 1 lakh annually on fuel costs, which will help them improve their livelihood,” the statement said.

Listing the important benefits of conversion to CNG, it said that apart from being a clean fuel that has the lowest content of carbon and other pollutants.

It is economical also 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.

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