Centre asks states to set up one lakh biogas plants in FY´17
In a bid to push clean energy, the Centre has asked the States and Union Territories to set up one lakh biogas plants of one to six cubic meter capacity this fiscal. ´With an objective to provide clean gaseous fuel for cooking and organic bio-manure as a by-product, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has allocated to the states/UTs an annual target of setting up one lakh family size biogas plants (1 cubic metre to 6 cubic metre capacity) for the current year, 2016-17,´ the ministry said in a press release. This will result in a saving of about 21,90,000 LPG cooking cylinders annually, besides providing bio-manure to reduce the use of chemical fertilisers.
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