New Delhi, Feb 12: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari unveiled India's first CNG tractor here on Friday and said that the CNG tractor will help farmers to increase their income, by lowering costs and help to create job opportunities in rural India.
The Conversion from diesel to CNG engine of the tractor was jointly done by Rawmatt Techno Solutions and Tomasetto Achille India.
Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari said that the farmers will be able to save over Rs 1 lakh annually on fuel costs by using the CNG tractors.
The CNG tractors will be more environment-friendly with 70 per cent lower emissions than the diesel tractors, he added.
Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Narendra Singh Tomar, Parshottam Rupala and V K Singh were present on the occasion.