Govt Plans to boost set­ting up of biomass Power Plants

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There is a re­newed in­ter­est in biomass power plants, which can not only gen­er­ate elec­tric­ity but also help dis­pose of — in a car­bon-neu­tral man­ner — agri­cul­ture waste, burn­ing of which in Pun­jab and Haryana is partly blamed for the alarm­ing levels of pol­lu­tion Delhi is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing.

Min­is­ter of New and Re­new­able En­ergy Piyush Goyal held a meet­ing of top of­fi­cials to con­sider in­creas­ing in­cen­tives to boost this seg­ment. “We are think­ing of a scheme to en­cour­age set­ting up of biomass plants us­ing agri­cul­tural waste, but I can­not say any­thing more at the mo­ment,” said

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