By TC News Desk
Agartala: September 02. The state government has completed set up five bio villages by incorporating renewable energy.
On a Facebook post the Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varman who also holds the department of Directorate of Bio Technology wrote, “Congratulations to Directorate of Bio Technology under my Science and Technology Dept. Govt of Tripura for designing and for setting up the first Bio Villages in the country. This has been recognised as one of the Best Practises from Indian States by an international group. These bio villages are examples of sustainable development goals (SDG) in some of the remotest areas of the state”.
Under the leadership of Deputy Chief Minister, works for 10 bio villages are under way and one more will be set up. Among these 10 works of five have finished.With the intent to facilitate the sustainable development of agriculture and allied sectors in the state, the concept of ‘Bio-Village’ was first introduced by the Directorate of Biotechnology, Government of Tripura in 2018 with the primary objective of promoting organic farming. However, as the initiative evolved, components such as biogas, improved breed of livestock, solar powered agricultural equipment and energy saving electrical devices were included to broaden the scope of the project in order to make it climate-smart.A financial limit of Rs 33,000 per household has been fixed for the communities.