Karnataka first Indian state to cut much-needed red tape on ethanol trade

August 15, 2017 |

In India, Karnataka has become the first state to implement amendments to the Industries Development and Regulation (IDR) Act by dropping the requirement for permits issued from the excise department for the movement of ethanol. The move is among the requests by the ethanol industry for the government to reduce red tape and facilitate improved ethanol trade. Industry is expected to take advantage of Karnataka’s precedent by urging other states to follow suit, such as Uttar Pradesh, the country’s largest ethanol producer.

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