First Biomass plant in Morigaon (Assam) to be commissioned next year i.e. 2012 | Assam Journal

First Biomass plant in Morigaon (Assam) to be commissioned next year i.e. 2012

The Kolkata based company named Amrit Bio Energy & Industries which is known as a firm for production of renewable energy is all set to erect the first biomass power plant in Assam. This power plant is projected to be set up in Morigaon located in Central Assam and a sum of Rs.60 crore has been invested in the said project which is scheduled to be completed within the next year i.e. 2012. Earlier, the foundation stone was laid by the Chief Minister of Assam in the year 2007 and since then the construction work of the infrastructure required for the biomass plant is being under progress.

The biomass power plant will be able to generate around 10MW power and it will be making use of materials like rice husks for the purpose. The Power Purchase Agreement had been signed between the company and Assam Power Distribution Company Limited and hence acquired all the permission to run their business over here. It is even reported that Amrit Bio Energy & Industries which works under Amrit Group of Industries has various other plans to extend their business over many other places in the state and thereby utilize the renewable energy sector of the region which was so far unexplored.

They have even started their talks with the Tripura Government in this regard and has expressed their intention and desire to set up similar biomass power plant thereon. The president of the Company, Nishant Prakash said that such ventures in Northeast will not only help generate alternate source of energy and reduce the dependency on hydel power projects, but will also be helpful to provide employment to many unemployed youths of the region.

Thus, the 10MW Biomass power plant in Morigaon (Assam) is definitely going to be another step towards the development of the state in terms of both power generation or providing employment opportunities to the unemployed youths of the state. Now, as the aforesaid project is commissioned for 2012 we can hope that it does not get delayed any further as is the case with some other such projects existing in the state.