1st stubble-to-coal plant misses deadline

1st stubble-to-coal plant misses deadline

The start of a biomass plant, which will convert paddy and wheat residue into bio-coal, has fallen four months behind schedule due to a delay in the shipment of a vital machinery from Europe.

Neway Private Limited is setting up the biomass plant and will use 300 tonnes of paddy residue every day to produce bio-coal and then sell it to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited.

Being set up at Mehma Sarja village of Bathinda district, the plant was to be operational by August this year. Now, it is expected to begin by December end. Read more

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