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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 16:59

Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation to construct biogas plant at Nandi Park

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The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) has decided to construct a biogas plant at a cost of Rs 1.65 crore at Nandi Park, the country's first cattle shed for bulls and oxen, in order to properly dispose of seven tonnes of cow dung produced at the site every day.

Commissioner, GMC, C P Singh said that a detailed project report had already been prepared in this regard and the proposal was being sent to the government for approval.

"The project has a huge potential and will prove beneficial on several accounts. It will not only help in generating fuel and manure but will also aid in tackling the problem of cow dung being thrown into open drains," said Singh.

"We have in-principal agreed to execute the project, but the approval of higher authorities is required as the cost of the project is above Rs 30 lakh," Singh added.

There are nearly 450 to 500 bulls and oxen in Nandi Park, situated on Rajnagar Extension Road.

Singh said that there are at least seven places in the city where managing cow dung has become a big issue, including Nasir Phatak, Ambedkar Road, Pasonda, Shahpur Bamheta among others, where cattle are present in large numbers.

Anchal Gulati, operations head of a private firm, which has also submitted a proposal in this regard, said, "Nandi Park is one of the best places to start the project. It has enough space as well as raw material to run the project without any hindrance."

Gulati said that 3,000 sq ft of space would be required to install the plant. "With seven tonnes of cow dung, nearly 280 cubic metre of biogas can be produced every day, which is equivalent to 10 LPG cylinders with a capacity of 14 kg each," Gulati added.

Spread over an area of 15 acre of land, Nandi Park was set up in 2009 with an aim to keep these animals off the road.

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  • News Section: Bio Energy News
  • Month: December
  • Year: 2017
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