A 638 KVA solar power plant constructed by Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited was inaugurated in Khairpur, Khairabad, under the Pilkhua district, by Dr Somendra Tomar, Energy Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The chairman of Ananda Dairy, Dr Radhey Shyam Dixit present on the occasion, announced the setting up of Biogas Plants in 35 districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Dr Somendra Tomar emphasized the need to use renewable energy as it is going to reduce our dependence on coal and petrol. He said that the coal and petrol supply is not limitless, and we will have to encourage the use of renewable energy sources like solar and wind energy, among others. “Carbon emissions from coal and petrol can potentially damage the environment, and therefore we must shift to renewable energy,” said Dr Tomar.
Ananda Dairy has made a commitment to promote the use of biogas. It will set up biogas plants in 35 districts of Uttar Pradesh. As it will reduce the expenditure on energy consumption, it will ensure a sustainable livelihood for the farmers. Ananda Dairy sources raw milk for its processing plants from an extensive network of farmers in Uttar Pradesh.
This announcement by Ananda Dairy Chairman Dr Radhey Shyam Dixit was made on the sidelines of the inauguration of the solar power plant in Pilkhua district.
Dr Dixit said that Ananda dairy supports the cause of a clean environment. “We have an active participation in keeping the environment clean. Ananda Foundation has set up biogas plants for the farmers free of cost,” said Dr Dixit.
Dr Dixit informed that the farmers are using the compost produced from the biogas plant can be used as an organic fertilizer. “The air we breathe can be cleaner if biogas is used since the pollutants released are minimal. Traditionally, wood was being used in these households, which affected the health of farmers,” said Dr Dixit.
The biogas generated from the plants is used by the farmers for cooking purposes. With this, they have been able to save a lot of money spent on buying LPG cylinders.