As reported, the Karnal-based project of producing compressed natural gas (CNG) through garbage and waste will be operational this month. The project is said to be a solution to the problem of stubble burning and will also be beneficial in terms of managing waste for the local municipal corporation. A sum of Rs 1 crore has been invested by the corporation on the project.
That said, the project is expected to generate 1,000 kg gas, 2,000 kg bio fertiliser and 3,000 units of electricity every day, which would be utilised by the municipal corporation. Statistics indicate that about 10 lakh tonne of crop stubble is burnt every year, which is a big issue of concern for the environment. In order to deal with this, the state government has initiated this project, which would produce about 50,000 tonne of CNG and about 2 lakh tonne of bio fertiliser. It is also known that this will be future used to generate electricity.