Patna, Jan 4 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on
Monday underscored that there is a huge potential of ethanol
production in the state and asked officials to work on
promoting ethanol production from sugarcane, maize and agri
Making ethanol from sugarcane will promote sugarcane
industries in the state, Kumar said.
"There is a huge potential for ethanol production in the
state...we had sent proposal to the Centre in our first tenure
(2005 to 2010) in this regard but the proposal was not
accepted at that time.
"I am happy to know that work is being done on it (ethanol
production) now," Kumar said in an official release.
He was speaking at a high level meeting held at CMs
secretariat to review the various schemes and programmes of
the industries department.
Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi, Chief Secretary Deepak
Kumar, Industries departments Additional Chief Secretary
Brajesh Mehrotra, CMs Principal Secretary Chanchal Kumar and
a host of other senior officials of the department attended
Stating that a slew of measures are being taken to
promote entrepreneurship in the state, the CM said there is a
huge scope for the growth of micro, small and medium
enterprises in the state.
The arrangements for imparting training to youths be made
so that they can either set up their own industries or carry
out their own businesses in the state, Kumar said while adding
that the state government is committed to give all possible
help for setting up new industries.
Earlier, Mehrotra gave a detailed presentation on the
progress of industries departments various works, schemes,
programmes, policies that included plastic park scheme,
electronic manufacturing cluster scheme and action plan for
He also gave vivid presentation on Bihar Industrial
Investment Promotion Policy 2016, besides giving information
about steps and measures taken to promote industrialisation in
the state. PTI AR
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