1. The Indian government has initiated a plan to use maize to bolster energy security by converting it into ethanol for fuel blending.
  2. This move aims to boost maize production by 10 million tonnes over the next five years, meeting the growing demand for ethanol.
  3. The Indian Institute of Maize Research and the Agriculture Ministry are key players in this initiative, which also aims to support farmers’ incomes and ensure the ethanol blending target is met.

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