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Renewal Energy-Government Promotes Power Generation from Paddy Husk

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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is promoting generation of electricity from agro-residues including paddy husk through biomass gasifier system for meeting unmet demand of electricity in rural areas. MNRE provides Central Finance Assistance (CFA) at the rate of ` 15,000 per kilowatt besides providing financial support up of ` 1.0 lakh per kilometer for a maximum of three kilometer, for laying distribution network within the village. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of state for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. The projects are supported to the state governments, NGOs, village level organizations, institutions, private entrepreneurs, etc.

The Minister further stated that so far about 70 biomass based gasifier systems of 32 kilowatt each have been supported for providing electricity in about 200 villages / hamlets mainly in Bihar. Each system is capable to provide electricity to about 200-250 households and other small commercial loads for 5 to 6 hours daily in the evening with an average total load of 25-30 kilowatt, the Minister added.

Keywords : Renewal Energy, Renewal Energy from agro, paddy husk power generation

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