India’s biggest oil firm, Indian Oil Corporation Limited has started supplying BS-VI fuel across India. With this, Indian Oil Corporation Limited has become 1st company to begin supply of BS-VI fuel across its 28,000 petrol pumps. The Government of India has set 01st April 2020 as the deadline to start the supply of BS-VI emission compliant fuels. Therefore, from 01st April 2020, India will become the part of select league of nations which are using cleanest petrol and diesel across the country to cut vehicular emissions. In Delhi, this deadline was imposed by April 2019 by the Government of India.
About BS-VI Fuel:
BS (Bharat Satge)-VI grade fuel is the world’s cleanest fuel containing just 10 parts per million of sulphur. BS-VI has a sulphur content of just 10 ppm and its emission standards are as good as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). This has been mandated in India from 01st April 2020 in an attempt to check vehicular emissions which is one of the key reason for the choking pollution in major cities.
Earlier, in 2010, India introduced Euro-III equivalent (or Bharat Stage-III) fuel having a sulphur content of 350 ppm. India took 7-years in making a shift to BS-IV having a sulphur content of 50 ppm. Finally, India is shifting from BS-IV to BS-VI after a gap just three years.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Limited: Sanjiv Singh.