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Need for biogas plants highlighted


CANACONA: A ten-day training programme for masons from different talukas of Goa on construction of biogas plants, was organised by Directorate of Agriculture in association with the zonal agriculture office, Canacona, at Marlim-Tirval in Poinguinnim recently.
Master mason from Belgaum, Mr Kalappa Navregar was the resource person for the programme, informed Canacona ZAO, Mr Rajesh Desai.
Deputy director of agriculture, Mr Prajapati Tufani, who was also present during some of the sessions, spoke on the importance and significance of biogas and said that the compost that is derived from a biogas plant is devoid of weeds. He further said that, in order to sensitise the people and the farmers on the importance of biogas, a meeting was held at this very place.
He informed that biogas plants were constructed in four homes free of cost and that the construction of fifth plant is in progress.
The residents who got biogas plants constructed are Mr Shashikant Gaonkar, Mr Ram M Gaonkar and Mr Anand Gaonkar from Marlim and Mr Laxman Gaonkar from Tirval, while the fifth construction which is in progress is of Mr Mhablu Gaonkar of Tirval.
During the programme, the masons were also guided by Dr H Eshwarappa, professor and head of department of agricultural engineering, Bangalore, Dr K V Pathy, professor of agricultural engineering and Dr Kumar Gowda, project manager, biogas training centre.
During the programme, assistant zonal officers of all the talukas were present, informed ZAO Canacona, Mr Desai, who welcomed the function while assistant zonal officer, Ms Gauri Prabhudesai proposed the vote of thanks.
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