India records historically highest ethanol blending of 8.1% in 2020-21
In 2021-22, about 113 crore litres ethanol has been blended with petrol till 13.03.2022 thereby achieving 9.45% blending
Beneficiaries can be United Spirits, Radico Khaitan, Som Distilleries & Breweries Ltd and DCM Shriram Industries Limited

The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ms. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed about the State-wise list of supplied quantities of ethanol which were produced by distilleries in the country and supplied to Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) for blending with petrol along with the blending percentage achieved under Ethanol Blended with Petrol (EBP) Programme during  last three Ethanol Supply Years (ESY) (Dec-Nov) 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and current ESY 2021-22.

 Supply of ethanol to OMCs was only 38 crore litres with blending levels of only 1.53 % in ESY 2013-14. Production of fuel grade ethanol and its supply to OMCs has increased by 8 times from 2013-14 to 2020-21.  In ESY 2020-21 (Dec-Nov), 302.30 crore litres of ethanol has been supplied to OMCs thereby achieving 8.1% blending levels, which is historically highest. In the current ESY 2021-22, about 113 crore litres ethanol have been blended with petrol till 13.03.2022 thereby achieving 9.45% blending. In current ESY 2021-22,10% blending target is likely to be achieved.

The government has fixed a blending target of 20% by 2025 which is a boost to ethanol manufacturers in India along with Sugarcane Cane farming. The listed companies that can benefit are Shree Renuka Sugars Limited, United Spirits, Radico Khaitan, Som Distilleries & Breweries Ltd.