PASIGHAT, Jun 22: A daylong user’s and awareness training on biogas technology and vermicompost was organized by the East Siang unit of the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) at Pasighat on Friday.

The training was conducted at the directive of the Union ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

APEDA project officer Kape Badak said the concept of the training was to generate awareness and publicity about the benefits of biogas plant operation and maintenance of plants and also to give exposure to officials and other stakeholders on the benefits and practical aspects of biogas technology.

He also highlighted the importance of biogas as a part of energy conservation as it is a renewable, as well as, a clean source of energy.

The gas generated through indigestion is biogas and is non-polluting, which reduces the greenhouse effect.

Badak appealed to the participants to gain knowledge and spread awareness among the people.

He disclosed that 98 beneficiaries have been selected and they will benefit from the scheme during the financial year 2023-24.

IIT Guwahati BDTC project manager Jon Mani Kalita, IIT Guwahati BDTC senior project assistant Anup Dutta were the main resource persons.