Allow use of maize for ethanol production, says CACP

Lavern Vogel

The Commission for Agricultural Expenses and Charges (CACP) has recommended that the authorities allow for use of maize for generation of ethanol in the region, a go that could aid growers fetch greater selling prices.

In its rate suggestions for Kharif 2020-21, CACP said key coverage alterations were necessary for pricing, procurement and utilisation of maize in the region.

Use of maize for ethanol generation will increase demand from customers and guarantee remunerative selling prices and larger income for maize growers, CACP said and cited the example of the US, the place corn is the most intensely employed feed inventory for ethanol generation. Much more than one particular-3rd of corn is employed to make ethanol in the US, which has led to larger income income for farmers, it said. CACP believes that maize has a terrific opportunity for crop diversification in rice-wheat cropping system parts of north-western plains, the place

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