Banas Dairy signs sustainability agreement
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Banas Dairy, a prominent name in the dairy industry under the brand of GCMMF-AMUL, has taken a significant step by signing a three-party agreement between Suzuki R&D Centre India Private Limited (SRDI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation in India, and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to establish Animal Dung based Biogas Production Plants.
The contract conclusion ceremony was held today at the Embassy of India in Tokyo, Japan, in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Sibi George, the Ambassador of India to Japan, along with Mr T Suzuki, President, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, Shri Shankarbhai Chaudhry, Honorable Speaker of Gujarat State Assembly & Chairman- Banas Dairy, Shri Meenesh Shah, Chairman- NDDB, Sh Jayen Mehata, Managing Director- GCMMF-Amul and Shri Sangram Chaudhary, Managing Director- Banas dairy.
This collaboration began when Banas Dairy signed an MoU with Suzuki and NDDB in December 2022. This project is focused on making India cleaner and helping farmers earn additional income from by-products of their animal husbandry business. This cleaner energy of Bio CNG can be further utilized for production of Green Hydrogen as well as Liquid Bio Methane (LBM) as a green energy sources.
As per the agreement, in initial phase 4 nos of Biogas plants will be established in the Banaskantha district of Gujarat by 2025. This numbers of plants can be further increased as per mutual agreement of all parties. These plants will play a crucial role in reducing pollution and preserving our environment and also generate green and clean energy, with a total investment of approximately INR 230 Crores. Additionally, biogas filling stations will be set up alongside each plant to distribute fuel for CNG vehicles, and organic fertilizer production facilities will be established to promote Organic Farming.
Mr. Shankar Chaudhry, Chairman of Banas Dairy, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “This project is a testament to the vision of our Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, who is guiding us to create a greener India and provide our farmers with additional income opportunities with Net Zero Carbon Neutrality and promoting circular economy. These projects are an initial step to make Banaskantha district, an organic district and energy self-reliant district. We are proud to be part of this important journey.”