India’s First CNG Tractor to be launched.

11 February 2021.


India’s first-ever diesel tractor that has been converted to CNG Tractor  will be launched on 12th February 2021.


  • The CNG Tractor will be formally launched by Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways.
  • The conversion of the Diesel tractor into the CNG tractor was carried out jointly by Rawmatt Techno Solutions and Tomasetto Achille India.
  • The conversion of the diesel to CNG will help the farmers to increase their income.
  • It will lower the costs and help to create job opportunities for the people living in rural India.
  • The CNG tractor will also help the farmer to save more than one lakh rupees on the costs of fuel annually.
  • This in turn will help the farmers to improve their livelihood.

Benefits of converting a tractor to CNG

  1. This retrofitted CNG tractor produces more power or equal when compared to the diesel-run engine.
  2. The CNG tractor will reduce the overall emissions by 70 per cent as compared to the emission by the diesel tractors.
  3. CNG tractor would also help farmers to save up to 50 per cent of the fuel cost.

Significance of CNG

  • CNG is a clean fuel.
  • The carbon content in the CNG is the lowest among all the fuels.
  • It is economical because of zero lead in it.
  • It is non-corrosive, non-dilutive and non-contaminating in nature.
  • These properties help to increase the life of the engine.
  •  Further, the fuel requires less regular maintenance.

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