Trichy PWD proposes biogas project
The environment cell of public works department (PWD) in Trichy is planning to produce biogas as well as electricity from biological sources. Thanjavur district administration is also working on a project to implement it as a pilot project in the state. As per the plan, water hyacinth and shrub called pink morning glory (Ipomea carnea) will be used to source biogas.
Water bodies are infested with water hyacinth, a fast-growing perennial aquatic plant. Thus, steps are being taken to prevent its spreading that the PWD is planning to utilise it for productive purposes.