- Appreciates the innovative power plant
- Calls for its replication
- Terms it as in the true spirit of Atma Nirbhar Bharat
- Felicitates scientists, officers, and technicians
Hyderabad, Feb 2: Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday visited the Bowenpally Agriculture market, where the country’s first of its kind renewable power generation plant using vegetable waste was set up.
Inspired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s appreciation to the plant during his latest Mann ki Baat programme, Hon’ble Governor made a visit to the plant.
The Governor appreciated the CSIR-IICT scientists for the innovative idea. She lauded the initiative of agriculture, marketing officials for translating the idea into a reality thus setting an example for others to follow.
The Governor termed the plant as a true role model for other agriculture markets across the State and country and deserves replication for effective disposal and utilization of vegetable waste generated in the markets.
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The plant, which is developed using indigenous technology, was funded by Dept of Biotechnology, Government of India as part of the CSIR-IICT project. The TS agriculture and marketing department too supported the plant by funding and allocation of the land.
The power generation through bio gas plant using the vegetables waste generated is being used at the market yard canteen to save the LPG used as cooking gas.
“Renewable energy is environmental friendly and need to be promoted in a big way. It is like creation of wealth from waste,” she added.
This is one genuine example of the Vocal for Local concept and Atma Nirbhar Bharat vision of the Hon’ble Prime minister, she said.
The Governor appreciated the joint effort of the Central and State governments.
Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan felicitated Principal Secretary, Agriculture, B. Janardhan Reddy, Marketing department director Lakshmi Bai, scientists, and other technical staff members on the occasion.
Earlier, the Governor went round the market and interacted with the enthusiastic vegetable sellers and the farmers, who were visibly overjoyed to interact with the First Citizen of the State.
Governor’s husband and eminent Nephrologist Dr. P. Soundararajan, Secretary to Governor K. Surendra Mohan were among others who were present.