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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a technical excellence centre at the MGM University in Aurangabad via video conference on December 20.
Gadkari has said that "The synergy of research, technology and science can help strengthen the rural economy in India which could help in stopping migration to cities."
He also said, "the government was planning to cut down the import of crude oil, and to stop it eventually."
He said sugar factories should start manufacturing Ethanol "which will be bought by fuel companies as a policy for at least the next five years".
"We have successfully manufactured tractors which can run on bio-CNG and can save at least Rs 1 lakh of a farmer per year. This will help strengthen the rural economy in the country," the Union minister added.
"The government is also planning to raise the MSME sector export to 60 per cent in the next five years from the current 48 per cent," he said. (PTI)