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Increasing implementation challenges to India’s ethanol push

By Prerna Sharma Singh

13th December 2019

State policies are getting in the way of national policy aimed at boosting ethanol production.

To incentivise its production, India’s federal government has reduced GST to 5% from 18% on ethanol and has come out with a soft loan package amounting to INR150 billion for adding ethanol capacities. These measures are aimed at achieving an ethanol blending ratio of 10% by 2022 from the current level of 6.2%. Increasing use

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