India has achieved 10% ethanol blending ahead of deadline: PM Modi

India has achieved 10% ethanol blending of petrol five months ahead of schedule, PM Narendra Modi said on Sunday. The achievement has reduced carbon emission by 27 lakh tonne, saved the country Rs 41,000 crore in foreign exchange spending (on oil imports) and boosted income of farmers by Rs 40,000 crore in eight years, the PM said in his address to a ‘Save Soil’ programme organised by the Isha Foundation run by spiritual leader Sadhguru to mark World Environment Day.