India’s 1st CNG tractor set for launch today

India’s first-ever converted compressed natural gas tractor will be launched on Friday. The road transport ministry said this will help farmers save more than Rs 1 lakh annually on fuel costs.

The tractor converted to run on CNG from diesel, which has been approved by a government run vehicle testing facility, will be launched by Union minister Nitin Gadkari and four other Union ministers including Narendra Singh Tomar and Dharmendra Pradahan. Gadkari had been talking about the green-fuelled tractor for the past few months. Overall emissions are reduced by 70% in such tractors.

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