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After sunset, if you take a stroll through the streets of Kanjirangal village in Shivganga District, Tamil Nadu, you’ll notice that all the street lights are still illuminated. This remarkable phenomenon can be attributed to the village’s innovative use of biodegradable waste.

In Kanjirangal village, electricity is primarily generated through the utilization of biogas. The process involves harnessing the power of organic waste materials to produce electricity, a sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to energy generation. This innovative system not only benefits the environment but also ensures that the streets remain well-lit even after sunset.

Tamil Nadu generates a significant amount of waste, approximately 14.5 tonnes, with most of it being managed and collected by the municipality. However, it’s worth noting that only half of this waste is effectively processed, while the remaining portion ends up in dumping grounds, contributing to pollution and environmental degradation.

Kanjirangal village has taken a proactive stance by establishing a biogas plant capable of servicing more than 4000 households in the village, encompassing eight neighboring villages as well. Additionally, the waste generated by the vegetable market is also channeled to this biogas plant, making it a comprehensive waste management solution.

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On average, this plant processes approximately 500 kilograms of waste daily, a testament to its efficiency and productivity. What makes this biogas plant even more exceptional is its ability to treat the wastewater it generates. The wastewater is rich in nitrogen, a valuable nutrient for farming. Therefore, the biogas plant generously distributes this nutrient-rich water to local farmers, free of charge. This practice not only reduces waste but also enhances agricultural productivity, contributing to the village’s sustainability goals.

Kanjirangal village serves as an exemplary model in the field of energy conservation and waste management. Its innovative approach not only provides a sustainable source of electricity but also promotes responsible waste disposal and supports local agriculture. As such, this village stands as a potential role model for communities across India seeking to emulate its success in energy and waste management practices. By adopting similar strategies, other villages in India can work towards a greener and more sustainable future

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