The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, July 29
Haryana New and Renewable Energy Department and HAREDA have formulated a detailed action plan for setting up institutional Biogas Plants in Gaushalas and Dairies, under which a subsidy of 40 per cent is being provided by the government for setting up of institutional Biogas Plants of 25 cubic metres, 35 cubic metres, 45 cubic metres, 60 cubic metres and 85 cusec meter capacity. This grant will be given on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Giving information in this regard an official spokesperson said that the operator of the Gaushala and Dairy, who wants to set up an institutional Biogas Plant, can apply in the office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner of the concerned district.
He said that biogas is a clean, eco-friendly, smokeless gas and it is helpful in preparing organic manure for bio-farming. He said that biogas contains 55 per cent to 70 per cent methane gas, which is flammable. Biogas is prepared from animal dung. Biogas Plant is commonly known as Gobar Gas Plant. There are about 7.6 lakh animals in Haryana which can lead to the generation of 3.8 lakh cubic meters of biogas. About 300 MW of electricity can be generated from this 3.8 lakh cubic meters of biogas. He added that about 10 quintals of cow dung is collected from 100 animals from which about 50 cubic meters of gas can be generated.