Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana 2020

Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana 2019 by a central government

The Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN scheme has been released by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. The aim of releasing the scheme is to provide monetary support to projects relating to ethanol along with lignocelluloses biomass and other resources. Read on to know more about details and proper implementation of the scheme.

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Launch details of the scheme

Name of the scheme


Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN scheme
Main objective of the scheme is to


Provide financial assistance to bio-ethanol projects
Money given by the central government is


Rupees 1959.50 crore
Number of commercial projects included is


Number of commercial projects included is


Phases involved in the schemeTwo Phases


What are the features of Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana?

  • Main aim – The scheme started with the idea of assisting 2G Ethanol sector grow. In addition, the scheme would work towards maintaining ecosystem that would ultimately help in growth of commercial projects. In addition, it would look after R&D of the area.
  • Details of farmer’s income – Depending on the income of the farmers, the benefits of the scheme would be extended to them. To avail the same, they have t produce relevant documents at the time of applying for the scheme.
  • Reduction of environmental problems – It would help to lower the problems of environmental problems like the burning of fossil fuel, giving proper remuneration to the farmers and improving the overall health of people.
  • Blending and price of ethanol – By this scheme, the central government has asked for blending of 10% of ethanol with petrol by the year 2022. In addition, the government would also look after for increased price of ethanol.

Therefore, the main motive of launching this scheme is to create 2G ethanol capacity and trying to get money from this new sector. In this way, it would help to improve the condition of the farmers in the state.

What are the phases of the scheme?

As per Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana, financial help would be given by the central government. Moreover the benefits would be extended in two phases. The benefit would include 12 commercial-scale and 10 demonstration-scale projectsof ethanol. Details of the phase duration are given below.

  1. Duration of Phase-I would be from 2018-19 to 2022-23 – In this phase, 6 commercial and 5 demonstration projects will be helped.
  2. Phase II would be from 2020-21 to 2023-24 – According to the second phase,6 commercial and 5 demonstration program would be helped by the central government as per this scheme.

Some benefits are given by the scheme

When central government is trying to cope up with EBP program, it would provide some benefits to citizens of the country.

The scheme would help to improve import condition, and it would substitute fossil fuel with biofuels.

  • For GHG emission reduction, it has been thought to replace fossil fuel.
  • According to the extended benefits of the scheme, some vital environmental concerns would be considered. Some of them are burning of biomass, health of country citizens and issues that crop up from crop residues.
  • The farmer’s income would also improve, and they do not have to worry about proper income from their agricultural wastes.
  • The Ethanol project would benefit employment both in urban and rural areas. In addition, biomass supply can also be improved by the proper implementation of this scheme.
  • By combining clusters of urban waste and biomass, people should try to contribute to the Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • This scheme would also help to bring 2nd generation biomass with ethanol technologies.

Therefore, ethanol produced by this scheme would be given to Oil Marketing Companies to improve proper blending under the EBP program. 

Details of the background of Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme

The EBP programme has been released by the Union government of India in 2003 that would help in proper replacement of ethanol with petrol. In this way, it would help to get rid of environmental issues. Some of the environmental problems are unnecessary burning of fuel, providing a proper source of income to the farmers, get for ex savings and others.

The EBP programme is active in 21 states along with 4 UTs in the country. In addition to this, it has been said that 10% ethanol would be mixed with petrol. Also, ethanol production would also be thought about by the central government.

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