Punjab To Set Up Biomass Power Plants
June 30, 2011
INDIA - The commissioning of 29 new biomass power plants in Punjab could add more than 400 MW of power to Punjab, announced state chairman of Punjab Energy Development Agency Manjit Singh. The chairman was addressing the media in the Panjoli village district after speaking to 120 beneficiaries, who have opted for biomass power plants to generate power in the state. Mr Singh further disclosed that the setting up of biomass power plant needs Rs 1 crore, out of which the government gives Rs 33 lakhs subsidy while applicants can obtain the remaining amount of Rs 75 lakhs from banks with the help of the government. When asked about the scope of solar power in the country Mr Singh said: "The PEDA has constructed a solar power plant of 85 kilowat (KW) in Parliament while a 100 KW solar power plant was constructed by PEDA in President's house some time ago." "We have constructed another solar power plant of 45 KW in the house of a Punjab governor some time ago and more solar power plants are being constructed at many other places also." He concluded.
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