Punjab Gets World’s First Rice Straw Power Station

Ghanaour (Patiala) [PunjabNewsline.com] Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), New and Renewable Energy Vilas Muttemwar today unveiled the foundation stone of a path-breaking project for the generation of power from rice straw and other farm wastes at village Ghanaur in Patiala District. … This 12 MW Biomass Power Project will be the first out of nine similar projects to be set up in rural Punjab. This plant will become operational within two years followed by other similar units which will come up within four years, generating a total of 108 MW of electricity. These unique ‘farmer to farmer’ projects, all located in rural areas, will provide valuable extra power to farmers, besides providing additional income to some 10,000 to 15,000 farmers located around each project area, from the sale of agricultural wastes.
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