Virendra Singh Rawat
Lucknow, 12 July
To bolster green energy sector in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has so far cleared 11 bio-energy projects totalling Rs 2,500 crore.
These projects pertain to the production of bio-diesel, bio-ethanol, methanol, bio-bas, bio-coal, bio-CNG, producer gas etc from bio waste, including farm byproducts. Majority of such projects are proposed to be set up in Western UP.
There are 5 bio-CNG projects with collective daily production capacity of 25 tonnes when fully operational, UP alternative energy minister Brijesh Pathak said.
Three bio-fuel projects are proposed in Sitapur, Saharanpur and Bijnore districts. Once commissioned, these plants would manufacture 2,75,000 litres of bio-fuel daily and cut UP’s dependence on fossil fuel.
Pathak said UP had accorded priority to bio-energy from bio-waste, while civil work on some of these green projects had already started.
The government has promised financial incentives on bio-energy investment to encourage entrepreneurs. Some of these sops include 10 year State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) holiday and 100% waiver on stamp duty on land purchase for such projects.
At the same time, 3 bio-coal projects are being developed in Bareilly, Baghpat and Bijnore districts with collective production capacity of 55 tonnes per day.