Today, everything green is the in thing. But very few come up with innovative and low-cost ideas that can make an impact on their surroundings and the people associated with them. One such example is that of Bowenpally market, which is setting an example by generating clean and green energy to sustain its necessities.
There was a time when entering the market was a curse, thanks to the stench due to the enormous amount of plant waste that the market would generate. The trial runs have been completed right now, and it is generating through bio-waste and has eliminated the use of LPG on the premises.
The plant powers more than 100 streetlights, 170 stalls, and an administrative building. Also, bio-fuel is being supplied to the market’s canteen. Now, the market no longer has to shell out Rs 40,000 for LPG, and they have added four extra burners. Almost 10 tonnes of bio-waste collected daily produces 800 units of electricity. The market tried and tested the efficacy for the long run, and this has ended, and they are now self-sustaining.
Incidentally, the plant that converts bio-waste has been designed by the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) using the anaerobic gas lift reactor (AGR) technology. Ahuja Engineering Services Pvt Ltd is executing it.
But most importantly, the market has set an example nationally, with even prime minister Narendra Modi mentioning it in one of his speeches.