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Biogas plants set for Indian state schools

Kerala state agriculture minister K P Mohanan says his department wants to green light the installation of biogas plants in government and aided schools across the state.

The waste generated at the schools will be treated for biogas production and used back on-site to help power canteens. There will be separate schemes for primary, UP and high schools.

Primary schools will have a scheme of Rs 13,000 which can produce gas for an hour, Rs 17,500 for two hours in the UPs and Rs 23,500 which has a capacity to produce gas for over two hours for high schools.

Total project expenditure comes to around Rs 25 crore.

Mohanan says the department had approached Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia to ask for the sufficient funds.