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Asia’s largest Compressed Bio Gas plant inaugurated by Hardeep Puri

Current Affairs

  • Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Puri on Tuesday inaugurated Asia’s largest Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plant at Lehragaga, Sangrur in Punjab.
  • The plant set up in 20 acres has been commissioned with an Foreign Direct Investment of 220 crore rupees by Verbio AG one of the Germany’s leading bioenergy company.
  • Mr Puri said that this plant in Sangrur district is just the beginning of India’s master plan for a CBG based rural economy. He said that the CBG is the need of hour and Government is taking all steps to promote the ecosystem around it. 
  • He said that Centre will continue to support states for commissioning of such projects.
  • Talking about the benefits of Sangrur CBG plant for rural economy he said that this plant will consume 100,000 tons of paddy straw which will be procured from 6 to 8 satellite locations within 10 kilometre radius of the plant.Mr Puri said, there will be daily production of about 600-650 tons of Fermented Organic Manure which can be used for organic farming.
  • The plant shall also provide direct employment to 390 and indirect employment to 585 people.

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