- Bowenpally Vegetable Market in Hyderabad has implemented an innovative waste management system that generates bioelectricity, biofuel, and bio-manure from vegetable waste.
- Nearly 10 tons of waste is collected every day in the market, which is now the major source of electricity for the vegetable market.
- The waste-to-energy plant generates around 500 units of electricity and 30 kg of biofuel every day, providing electricity to streetlights, stalls, an administration building, and the water supply network.
- The plant also generates employment for women in various roles such as sorting and segregating waste, operating machinery, and managing administrative tasks.
- The waste generated in the market is chopped into smaller pieces, shredded, and sent to anaerobic digesters, which generate biogas and bio-manure as by-products.
- The biogas generated is used for cooking and powering cold storage rooms, water pumps, streetlights, and other equipment.
- The biogas plant helps reduce the electricity bill by half and the liquid bio-manure is being used as fertilizer in farmers’ fields.
- The project has been funded by the Department of Biotechnology and Department of Agriculture marketing Telangana, and executed by the Hyderabad-based Ahuja Engineering Services Pvt Ltd.
- The project has been so successful that the Department of Biotechnology has announced further funding to establish five more similar plants in different market yards with varying capacities.
Question: In which state Bowenpally’s Biogas Plant is situated ?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Tamil Nadu
Answer: d) Telangana