Assured supply of BS-VI fuel by 2020: Minister

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New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday assured the automobile industry of a steady supply of Bharat Stage-6(BS-6) emission norms compliant fuel by 2020.

According to the Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, the fuel will be available across the country from April 1, 2020.

Pradhan was speaking at the 58th annual convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

The Indian auto industry will fully migrate to manufacturing of only BS VI compliant vehicles on a pan India basis from April 1, 2020.

Earlier, the government had decided to “leapfrog directly from BS-IV to BS-VI grade by 1st April, 2020, skipping BS-V altogether.”

The BS-IV grade transportation fuels were rolled out across the country from April 1, 2017.

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