December 7, 2015
A four-day staff training programme on Biogas Technology began today for the staff of Krishi Vikas Kendras (KVK) of Tamil Nadu at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University here (TNAU).
Inaugurating the program, University vice-chancellor, Dr. K. Ramasamy, said that the State has received the three consecutive prizes for biogas plant installed in Erode, Coimbatore and Kanyakumari district.
Stating that Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Ministry Renewable Energy were funding to conduct research work in TNAU, he said that the Central government was now now requesting to train the KVK’s to extend the technology to the farmers.
He requested all 14 KVKs in the Unviersity to have 2 solar lanterns, one biogas plant with lighting system on their premises. He also appealed to the staff to acquire knowledge about funding and subsidy opportunities from NABARD, Central and state governments, problem solving techniques in biogas plants and to promote the growth of biogas technology to farmers for benefit of village development.
The program was jointly organised by Biogas Development Training Centre in the University and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, New Delhi.