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Green Fuels Are Set to Replace Diesel From Indian Farms by 2024

  • Agriculture sector is India’s second-biggest user of diesel
  • India aims 500 gigawatts power from non-fossil sources by 2030
A farmer uses a tractor to plough a field in Karnal district, Haryana, India.

A farmer uses a tractor to plough a field in Karnal district, Haryana, India.

Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

India, the world’s third-biggest energy consumer and a top grower of grains and sugar, targets to end the use of diesel in the farming sector in less than three years.

The nation will focus on renewable fuels to achieve its aim of zero diesel use in agriculture by 2024, according to a government statement. India is working toward energy efficiency measures in potential sectors of the economy, the statement cited Power and Renewable Energy Minister Raj Kumar Singh telling officials during a meet to discuss energy transition goals.