According to India’s National Policy on Biofuels, which of the following can be used as raw materials for the production of biofuels?
- Damaged wheat grains
- Groundnut seeds
- Horse gram
- Rotten potatoes
- Sugar beet
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2020 Prelims]
(a) 1, 2, 5 and 6 only
(b) 1, 3, 4 and 6 only
(c) 2, 3, 4 and 5 only
(d) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
- The National Biofuel policy allows for the production of biofuels from a variety of raw materials. The policy permits the use of sugarcane juice, sugar-containing materials such as sugar beet and sweet sorghum.
- The policy also allows for the use of Starch-containing materials like corn and cassava, damaged food grains such as wheat, broken rice, and rotten potatoes that are unsuitable for human consumption. Therefore, options 1, 2, 5, and 6 are correct as per the policy.
Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.