Chhattisgarh

Electricity produced from cow dung will illuminate the villages and the gauthans of the state

Electricity produced from cow dung will illuminate the villages and the gauthans of the state

Raipur:
Villages and Gauthans of Chhattisgarh will soon get illuminated by the
electricity produced from cow dung. The machines installed in Rural Industrial
Parks of Gauthans would be run on electricity produced from cow dung. Gauthans
will now become self-sufficient in terms of electricity.

Chief
minister Bhupesh Baghel will inaugurate the ambitious and historic project of
electricity production from cow dung, at ‘Kisan Sammelan’ to be organized at
Basic School Ground of Bemetara district headquarters on October 2, on the day
of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. All the necessary preparations for
electricity production from cow dung have been completed in most of the
Gauthans in the state.

On
October 2, chief minister Baghel will launch the project of power generation
from cow dung at Sikola Gauthan of Durg district and Bancharoda Gauthan in
Raipur district, and Adarsh Gauthan Rakhi in Bemetara district.

Chhattisgarh
government was preparing for this project for the last several months, and now it
will be finally inaugurated on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Now Gauthans will
produce electricity from cow dung, besides manufacturing organic manure,
doubling the benefits and incomes of Gauthan Samitis and women self-help
groups.  

It
is worth mentioning that under the Suraji Gaon Yojana, Gauthans have been
developed in the form of Rural Industrial Parks in about 6,000 villages of
the state of Chhattisgarh. Manure production and other income-oriented
activities are being conducted by the women of the group. Electricity
generation from cow dung is also being started from October 2 in Gauthans. In
the first phase, units for power generation from cow dung have been set up at
Rakhi in Bemetara district, Sikola in Durg, and Bancharoda in Raipur district.
One unit will produce 85 cubic cubic meters of gas. Since one cubic meter
produces 1.8 KW of electricity. 153 KW of electricity will be produced in one
unit. In this way, about 460 kW of electricity will be generated from the biogas genset units installed in the above three Gauthans, which will power the
lighting system in the Gauthans as well as the machines installed.

After
the generation of electricity from this unit, the remaining slurry water will
be used for irrigation in the bari and pasture, and organic manure will be
prepared from the remaining residue. It is to be mentioned here that under
Suraji Gaon Yojana, Chhattisgarh Government has approved the construction of 10
thousand 112 Gauthans in the state for conservation and nourishment of
livestock in villages. Construction of 6112 Gauthan has been completed and made
operational. So far, more than 51 lakh quintals of cow dung have been procured
in gauthans at Rs 2/kg, in return Rs 102 crore has been paid to the villagers
and cattle rearers. So far more than 12 lakh quintals of vermicompost, super
compost manure have been produced from the cow dung procured.

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