Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay
Rupani Wednesday launched a mobile application for collection
and convert it into bio-fuel.
The app, named `RUCO' (repurpose used cooking oil) is
a joint initiative of the Biodiesel Association of India
(BDAI) and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Using this app, restaurants and food processing units
can request the pick-up of their used cooking oil, which would
then be supplied to bio-diesel manufacturers as raw material.
On the very first day of its launch, the application
received pick-up request of over 47,000 litres of used cooking
oil from various food processing units in Gujarat, said BDAI
president Sandeep Chaturvedi.
Besides Gujarat, the mobile app is also available in
Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Rupani
expressed his government's resolve to increase the production
of bio-diesel using cooking oil.
"We are committed to promote this practice of
converting used cooking oil into bio-diesel. This process will
ensure that the used cooking oil does not enter the food chain
again. It will also help us save foreign exchange by reducing
import of crude oil," Rupani said.
The event was organised at Kankaria lake as part of
the Centre 'Swasth Bharat Yatra' campaign, aimed at creating
awareness about healthy eating and converting used cooking oil
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