India’s First CNG Tractor To be launch Soon

India’s First CNG Tractor:

India is going to launch its first-ever diesel tractor that has been converted to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) on February 12, 2021.

Highlights

  • The CNG Tractor will be formally launched by Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways.
  • The conversion of the Diesel tractor into the CNG tractor was carried out jointly by Rawmatt Techno Solutions and Tomasetto Achille India.
  • The conversion of diesel to CNG will help the farmers to increase their income.
  • It will lower the costs and help to create job opportunities for the people living in rural India.
  • The CNG tractor will also help the farmer to save more than one lakh rupees on the costs of fuel annually.
  • This in turn will help the farmers to improve their livelihood.

Benefits of converting a tractor to CNG:

  • The benefits of converting the tractor to CNG with respect to farmers are:
    • This retrofitted CNG tractor produces more power or equal when compared to the diesel-run engine.
    • The CNG tractor will reduce the overall emissions by 70 percent as compared to the emission by the diesel tractors.
    • CNG tractors would also help farmers to save up to 50 percent of the fuel cost.

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