Dharmendra Pradhan reviews BS-VI fuel roll-out plan from 1 April; says upgradation to bring down sulphur level

  • India will leapfrog to BS-VI, equivalent to Euro-VI grade fuel, from current BS-IV fuel from 1 April in a bid to cut vehicular emissions

  • BS-VI, which is comparable with CNG in terms of providing clean energy, is expected to bring down sulphur level by 5 times from the BS-IV levels

  • This will go a long way in mitigating the problem of air pollution and improving air quality

New Delhi: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday reviewed preparations for roll out of Euro-VI emission compliant fuel from 1 April.

India will leapfrog to BS-VI, equivalent to Euro-VI grade fuel, from current BS-IV fuel from 1 April in a bid to cut vehicular emissions.

"BS-VI, which is comparable with CNG in terms of providing clean energy, is expected to bring down sulphur level by 5 times from the BS-IV levels. This will go a long way in mitigating the problem of air pollution and improving air quality," an official statement said.

Pradhan said this bold step to leapfrog from BS-IV to BS-VI grade fuel is a testimony of Narendra Modi government's efforts towards achieving the commitments made at COP 21 climate summit.

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Updated Date: Feb 18, 2020 11:42:33 IST