Government is implementing Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme through Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs). At present, Public Sector OMCs are selling up to 10% ethanol blended petrol.
Government has notified the National Policy on Biofuels, 2018 on 8 June, 2018 which indicates a target of 20% blending of ethanol in petrol by 2030.
The Government has fixed prices for ethanol procurement under EBP Programme.
Subsequent to amendment in Industries (Development & Regulation) Act, 1951, Central Government has been regularly interacting with the State/ UT Governments for implementing the amended provisions. Till date, twelve States - Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana - have implemented the amended provisions.