India to get new biogas plant in Mumbai

India’s National Institute of Technology, Trichy (NIT-T), will work in collaboration with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to build a biogas plant in Mumbai.

The plant will be called NISARGRUNA, according to The Times of India.

A biogas plant will be established as a pilot project in one of the institute's hostel messes where food waste will be utilised as the feed and the resulting biogas will be supplied to hostels for cooking. NIT-T students would be encouraged to undergo research on these technologies.

The project will be used to demonstrate the benefits of the biogas plant to the villages and towns. This biogas facility will be set up in five villages adopted by NIT-T under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan scheme of Prime Minister of India.

The plant is part of a project with India’ DAE Technologies Display and Dissemination Facility (DTDDF) centre.

The DTDDF center project includes the installation, demonstration and training of farmers and people in the neighbouring villages by NIT-T. The training will be on various BARC developed technologies including NISARGRUNA (Biogas Plant), Soil Organic Carbon Detection Kit (SOCDK), Domestic Water Purifier (DWP), Foldable Solar Dryer (FSD), Vibro Thermal Disinfestor (VTD) and Fluoride Detection Kit (FDK).

The DTDDF centre aims at encouraging farmers to use and develop these technologies on their own for catering to their needs.

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