DIMAPUR: In an effort to meet the increasing power demand in rural Nagaland, the department of New and Renewable Energy (NRE), Nagaland, inaugurated another biomass gasifier power plant at Medziphema village today.

The Medziphema plant (2 X 100 KW) is the fifth biomass gasifier power plant in rural Nagaland under NRE department, a nascent department created three years back. Dedicating the new power plant to Medziphema villagers, Advisor for NRE, Deo Nukhu, MLA, in his address said that though NRE is a relatively new department, but the department had undertaken many initiatives to make tangible achievements in new and renewable energy.

Project proposed in Kanakapur on a pilot basis. The generation of power from bamboo will be a reality soon if the Forest Department has its say.

Forest Minister C P Yogeeshwara told reporters on Tuesday that a proposal had been submitted to the government to take up the project on a pilot basis in Kanakapur taluk. Land in some parts of Kanakapura had become unfit for agriculture due to flow of sewerage water from Bangalore. Bamboo plantation can be taken up on such land and power can be generated by setting up gasifier plants, he said.

R. Sairam

MADURAI: T. Kallupatti, 50 km from here, may appear yet another sleepy small town in the State. But what is less known is that it is one of the four town panchayats identified for a pilot project for biomass power.