To ensure availability of affordable clean and green energy in the State, Punjab Government is all set to establish a Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) project, worth Rs 140 crores, in Hoshiarpur district.
Sharing the details about the project, Punjab New and Renewable Energy Sources Minister Aman Arora on Sunday said that Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has allotted the CBG project of total capacity over 20 ton of CBG per day at Baroti village in Hoshiarpur district. This project is likely to be operational by December 2023, he said.
The Cabinet Minister further informed that around 40 acres of land has been earmarked for setting up the CBG plant and this plant will consume around 49,350 MT agriculture residue, industrial or municipal waste and press mud annually, besides, producing 91 ton bio-manure per day as a bi-product. The project will also help in creating employment opportunities for 200 persons directly or indirectly.
Arora said that the Punjab Government aims to boost availability of more affordable green energy, better use of agricultural residue, cattle dung and municipal solid waste, besides providing an additional source of revenue to farmers. “The initiative will also create employment opportunities, promote economic growth and boost all-round development in the State,” he said.