“Decentralization of Power is the Fastest Way to Provide Energy Access to the People”-Power Minister
Piyush Goyal Union Minister of State ( IC) for Coal, Power and New and Renewable Energy has said that the decentralization of the power is fastest way to provide energy access to the people of the country. While inaugurating the National Biogas Convention here today, the Minister said that that there can be no two opinions about the fact that in order to reach energy to the last mile, we have to ensure the decentralized power production across the country. He informed that India is already the world leader in small scale and low cost biogas purification technology. The minister assured that he stand committed to the National Biogas and National Fertilizer Mission and will provide all his support to facilitate the mission. He urged the participants to create a framework for facilitating scientific exploration in the country. The Minister stressed on establishing a panel of scientists and bureaucrats who can plan integrated research efforts of various Universities, Research Institutes & Ministry.
Goyal said that biogas offers an important solution to the present energy crisis in rural area. Besides being a clean and important source of energy for cooking, it is an environmentally green and clean technology which can create employment opportunities for youngsters and can add to the income of villagers. The Minister also said that in larger perspective, these small entities can strengthen India’s commitment to the global climatic issues like reducing carbon emissions, climate change etc. Through these biogas plants we can demonstrate that India’s efforts to leave behind greener planet is the result of our age old heritage of discouraging wasteful consumption.
On the occasion, Goyal also released Souvenir on the National Convention. The 3 day National Biogas Convention,2015 is being organised by Biogas Development and Training Centre at IIT Delhi and supported by various Ministries of Government of India . The Convention is being attended by Researchers and other stakeholders.