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Which one of the following is being used as a source of biodiesel in the Indian country side?


A
Beetroot
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B
Sugarcane
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C
Pongamia
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D
Euphorbia
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Solution

The correct option is C Pongamia
  • Petro crops are quick energy conserving plants that grown for production of Petro -chemicals. For example, Pongamia, Jatropha, Euphorbia are petrocrops.
  • Pongamia(kanjar) is a genus of legume in the Fabaceae family.
  • In the Indian countryside, Pongamia (Kanjar) is being utilized as a source of biodiesel. Oil is extracted from the seeds of Pongamia which are used for  Lighting the Lamps in the rural areas.
  • So, the correct answer is 'Pongamia'.

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