About the project:
Dilawarpur is a tiny village in Bihar, which lacks in many basic facilities including proper sanitation, regular power. The village is also facing issues of unemployment and in agriculture like lack of availability of affordable organic products.
The village economy is primarily agrarian based but optimized methods are not being implemented. Chemical fertilizers are being used which not only deteriorate soil quality over a period of time but also become an additional financial burden to the farmers. One good solution is to use organic manures which are natural; it enhances soil quality and is relatively cheaper compared to chemical counterparts.
Our objective of the project is to construct a 10 metric cube biogas plant on a Deenbandhu model and formulate a sustainable model for generation and in turn to generate electricity using Biogas for the community buildings and the school in the village of Dilawarpur. The idea to take up this project stems from the presence of an upper primary school in the village with its no reliable electricity supply. The thought of constant and reliable supply of electricity to the school for the benefit of its students and teachers motivated and exhorted us to do something about it. Deenbandhu model is preferred for biogas plant as it is simple to construct and monitor with ample output. Also, we are seeking help from localities for setting up this model of biogas plant.
In addition to producing electricity, by-products like organic manure, biopesticides will be manufactured in the plant and would be used to make the plant cost effective and also would contribute to better agriculture facilities for the village as it would help them to produce organic products. Using organic manure and biopesticides would surely help boost the agricultural produce of the farmers in the village and give them a completely new identity in the market with their high-quality produce.
The project also aims to solve waste disposal problems of the village. The cow dung is in abundance in the locality and lies along the roadside. Apart from this, the maintenance of the plant, selling of the produce, requires manpower, which in turn generates employment for the villagers. The village has 60% of its population as farmers and the rest are marginal laborers. This project recalled us to provide both technical education and employment to villagers for their own development.
Hence the agrarian sector of the village needs to evolve and the biogas plant helps to make the same possible.
Our mission is to help Dilawarpur become a better and a sustainable village, by providing amenities to school and bettering its agricultural sector through process innovation and optimization.
Expenditure from the money collected
The total cost of construction and commissioning of the plant is Rs. 8,30,000/- which includes costs for construction material, labor and technician charges, Biogas generator, storage and generator room. However, with the help of community and panchayat support, we have been able to reduce this cost by almost half. The money collected from the campaign would be used to pay the labor and technicians, buy Biogas Generator and few components of the construction material. And for the rest of the money, we would be upgrading the plant to its full efficiency in phases as the money gets flowing by selling the produce.
Who we are?
We are a bunch of B.Tech students from IIT Patna (Indian Institute of Technology Patna) who have pledged to bring about the change in the village during our stay at the college.
Please HELP US transform the lives of farmers in this village of Bihar by joining us.
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