Govt Of Punjab Gives Go-ahead For New Bio-gas Plant At Sangrur
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh cleared a German company’s project for setting up a Rs.100 Crore bio-gas CNG plant, which had been lying in cold storage for the past three years.
Though the erstwhile SAD-BJP government had signed the MoU in 2015, it had failed to give the necessary clearances to the company, Verbio, said an official spokesperson, adding that Captain Amarinder Singh took immediate cognizance of the matter the moment it was brought to his notice last evening.
The Chief Minister handed over the approval letter to Verbio director Oliver Luetdke, at a meeting here with the company’s officials.
The plant to be come up at Bhutal Kalan would produce 33,000 Kg of bio-CNG and 45,000 tons of organic manure annually. With the commissioning of nine other plants having same capacity to produce bio-CNG and organic manure, the production of both these products would multiply manifold, enabling the state to tackle the menace of air pollution caused by stubble burning to a significant extent.
The Chief Minister expressed the hope that the project would be instrumental in ensuring remunerative price of bio-waste, especially paddy stubble, for the farmer. He said the state had approximately 20 million tons of paddy stubble which could be utilised for the production of bio-CNG and green manure.
Captain Amarinder Singh also asked Verbio to explore the possibility of utilising the state’s huge stock of sugarcane bagasse for the generation of bio-CNG and organic manure since the company had vast expertise and proven technology in this field too.