6th May 2012, Bhopal
Secretary DARE and Director General ICAR, Dr S Ayyapan visited on 6th May 2012, the 100 kW biomass based electricity generation plant installed at village Mana of Raisen district by CIAE, Bhopal in collaboration with Raisen Municipal Corporation under NAIP project. The entrepreneurs who have adopted the technology of briquetting of agricultural residue were also there during the visit along with Chief Municipal Officer of Raisen Municipal Corporation. Dr Ayyapan took keen interest in the technology and interacted with the entrepreneurs and Chief Municipal Corporation, Raisen. He appreciated the scientists for their efforts in demonstration of concept of green power generation form crop residue in field successfully. He said that this technology would empower the rural people. He also encouraged the scientists to take the technology further for large scale adoption throughout the country.
Dr BS Bisht, Vice Chancellor GBPAUT, Pant Nagar also visited the Power plant and shown interest in the technology demonstrated in the field. He said that the technology would help in setting up the agro enterprises in production catchment and supplements the energy needs of the rural sector.
(Source: CIAE, Bhopal)