Bio-gas plants installed in 6,300 Dang houses

DANG:  At a time when the entire country is grappling under fuel crisis, the folks of Deukhuri in Dang district have explored indigenous source of energy for  daily needs.

Bio-gas plants have been set up in 6,306 households of Deukhuri area to overcome the challenges stemming from current disruption of essential goods, mainly cooking gases.

The number of bio-gas users here is on increasing trend. With the installation of bio-gas plants, there has been no effect of continued protests and unofficial Indian blockade. "The disruption of essential goods and supply on border has visible effects in urban areas, but no worry for rural denizens here with bio-gas plant in operation," said locals.

The National Bio-Gas Company has been installing bio-gas plants in Deukhuri for last 20 years. The company has so far installed 2,300 bio-gas plants here.

Likewise, the Narti Forest and Environment Multi-purpose Cooperative Organisation Ltd has so far set up bio-gas plants in 2,500 users' households, informed its treasurer Jeeb Lal Khanal. The cooperative organisation has been flowing its investment for bio-gas promotion in the area for last eight years.

In the similar fashion, the Rapti Solar Power and Bio-gas Pvt Ltd has installed 563 households of Deukhuri. As the government has been providing 50 per cent grants of total cost for the set-up of bio-gas, people's attraction to the alternative energy is increasing of late.