Biogas plant in Vaishnodevi

The cave shrine of mata Vaishnodevi would soon have a biogas plant which would help in various purposes.

Updated: Dec 11, 2011, 13:25 PM IST

Jammu: The cave shrine of mata Vaishnodevi
would soon have a biogas plant which would help in various
purposes like heating, cooking and other activities for
pilgrims.

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has
installed Mule Dung Based Biogas Plant for the production of
biogas, Additional Chief Executive officer (ACEO), SMVDSB, Dr
Mandeep Bhandari said.

He said that the plant has come up at Banganga area- the
starting point of the foot-journey to the cave shrine in Katra
town, base camp of shrine.

The plant has a capacity of four-tonnes and is likely to
be commissioned shortly, Bhandari said.

The Biogas would be used for various purposes including
water heating, cooking for restaurants and other
accommodations run by the Board and others facilities.

Board has also invited expressions of interest for
Bio-Manure purchase, he said, adding that Plant would generate
approximately 12-15 tonnes of bio-manure per month as an end
product, which will be available for the sale.

PTI