Lucknow: From next year onwards, most of the sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh will produce ethanol along with sugar, said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the inauguration of the 10th edition of Agrovision in Maharashtra’s Nagpur on Friday.

The Chief Minister added that the idea to produce the green fuel is economical in nature as a lot of money can be saved from the move that can be used to travel abroad. The idea to produce ethanol from sugarcane juice will be executed next year, he said.

On Thursday, Yogi Adityanath gave appointment letters to 851 sugarcane observers in a program organised in Lucknow’s Sugarcane Institute. He reportedly gave assurance to the appointment of 437 people to the vacant posts in sugar mills. The mills will commence operations in Gorakhpur, Pipraich, and Basti.

The 10th Agrovision is an agricultural mega event that began on November 23 and will end on 26 at Reshimbagh ground in Maharashtra. The event was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, state chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh and Union minister of state for home Hansraj Ahir.

In a press conference held on Sunday, Gadkari said that there will be 25 workshops held on different subjects at the event. A report by Times of India quoted Gadkari as saying, “They include production technology, farming styles, agro-based business, cotton cultivation, vegetable cultivation, greenhouses, and share net technology, micro-irrigation, agriculture finance, organic farming, sandalwood farming, orange processing, Jalyukta Shivar, social media marketing, turmeric and ginger production, flower cultivation, poultry business, sugar cane cultivation.”

According to a report, the exhibition is set in an area of 50,000 square metre. About 10,250 square metres has been allotted for indoor stalls which include open hanger for large size machines, three halls for workshops, 2,000 square metre pavilion for livestock display.