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Electricity from Vegetable Waste

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)

Source: PIB

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the innovative waste management system at Bowenpally Vegetable Market in Hyderabad during one of his Mann Ki Baat episodes. The market’s vegetable waste is now being turned into bioelectricity, biofuel and bio-manure, generating nearly 500 units of electricity and 30 kg of biofuel daily.


Advantages: Waste management of about 7-8 tons of vegetable waste generated to produce 400 units of electricity on average. The biogas unit helps reduce the electricity bill by half and the liquid bio manure is being used as fertilizer in the farmers’ fields.


Usage: This is an example of ‘Waste to Weath’ and can be used for answering environmental questions.