Biomass energy has caught the fancy of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Yadav has directed officials to conduct a state-wide survey to ascertain places, where biomass power plants could be established. This would promote green energy and help power-starved UP to tide over the crisis to some extent, said Akhilesh. Stressing on finding cleaner energy sources, he directed officials to speed up the work towards biomass power plants. He observed that such units, if set up across UP, would not only supplement power availability, but conserve environment.