The Government is committed to free Punjab from pollution due to paddy straw burning and every possible effort is afoot for the same. The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) is serious on the issue and is working consistently in this direction.
This is opined by the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Mr. Gurpreet Singh Kangar. He informed that currently 20 million ton paddy straw per year is produced in the State. About 20 to 25 percent of this is being used and the rest is burnt in the fields. While 5-6 tonne biogas / bio CNG / bio ethanol can be produced from the stubble being burned in the fields .
He said that seven bio-mass power plants are already underway in the State but now steps have been taken in the direction of Bio CNG / Bio Ethanol from paddy straw. The state has entered into an agreement with four big companies and has started work on setting up the plants. Read More