Set biogas units to save money on cooking gas: Mir
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Jammu, Aug 8: The farmers of various sub-divisions of Jammu have established 20 biogas units with 90 per cent financial assistance from agriculture department under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY). They have also set 209 vermicompost units in the division last year under RKVY and Technology Mission schemes.
This, according to an official statement, was revealed by Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir during his visit to Ratnu Chak of Dansal Sub Division to inspect the working of Biogas units.
Addressing the farmers of the area, the Minister asked them to come forward and establish more and more biogas units in the wake of rising prices of cooking gas and to save time and money for fetching cooking gas and other fuels. He explained that the biogas is the best source of renewable energy being as an alternative of cooking gas, petroleum products and electricity for farmers as it is highly cheap, easy to generate, pollution free. It can also be used for lighting of houses thus get rid of huge electric bills.
The Minister said that the waste, after producing biogas acts as manure and can help in boosting organic farming in the villages leading to higher income to the farmers.
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