Recently Government of India is going to launch India’s first-ever diesel tractor that has been converted to Compressed Natural Gas on 12th February 2021.

Points To Note

  • The First CNG Tractor will be formally launched by Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari.
  • The conversion of the Diesel tractor into the CNG tractor was carried out jointly by Rawmatt Techno Solutions and Tomasetto Achille India Pvt Ltd.
  • The conversion to CNG will help the farmers to increase their income.
  • This initiative will lower the costs and help to create job opportunities for the people living in rural India.
  • CNG tractor will also help the farmer to save more than Rupees 1 lakh on the costs of fuel annually.
  • This in turn will help the farmers to improve their livelihood.

Benefits of converting a tractor to CNG

The benefits of converting the tractor to CNG with respect to farmers are:

  1. This retrofitted CNG tractor produces more power or equal when compared to the diesel-run engine.
  2. It will reduce the overall emissions by 70% as compared to the emission by the diesel tractors.
  3. It would also help farmers to save up to 50% of the fuel cost.

Significance

CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) is a clean fuel. The carbon content in the CNG is the lowest among all the fuels. It is economical because of zero lead in it. It is non-corrosive, non-dilutive and non-contaminating in nature. These properties help to increase the life of the engine. Further, the fuel requires less regular maintenance.

First CNG Tractor to be launched