IITKGP and NBCFDC Offer Clean Energy to Villagers in West Bengal

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While Climate Change is at the forefront of discussion on clean energy projects and commitments of world leaders, a village in West Bengal is taking small but steady steps to clean and sustainable energy. The villages in Bhemua 10 No. Gram Panchayat in the vicinity of IIT Kharagpur has been equipped with 15 domestic Bio-Gas Plants which were inaugurated on coming Friday, June 30, 2017.

In rural areas of India to meet the energy requirement in domestic sector in an environment-friendly manner and also to improve the rural economy as well as the quality of life, production and use of biogas from waste materials is a promising option. The manure produced from plants is a good bio-fertilizer may be used for organic farming. To demonstrate this idea, National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (NBCFDC), a Government of India Undertaking under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, New Delhi sanctioned a project to IIT Kharagpur under its CS