One may wonder by hearing that a generator of 62 KVA is running smoothly with the biogas produced with poultry waste. Yes, it is materialised by an entrepreneur Arjun Aryal from east Chitwan.
The electricity generated from poultry waste is used in the poultry farm. He informed that electricity worth Rs 100,000 is generated every month. It is a unique way of earning, he added.
The owner of Annapurna Poultry Bidders Farm at Jyamire of Khairahani Municipality-1, Aryal said the electricity was generated by spending Rs 1.2 million. After its effectiveness, an additional amount was invested to produce electricity in a modern way. Ultra-modern CSTR technology is adopted to produce electricity. For this, the World Bank provided the grant of Rs 5.2 million under the energy development company, Aryal added.
After the production of electricity, the poultry waste does not emit a foul smell but becomes more useful compost. Aryal has planned to augment the production of biogas from a 2,000 cubic meter dome.
The World Bank has also approved his proposal. For the mega project, some Rs 120 million is required. With this, the electricity needed for the poultry farm with 215,000 chickens would be produced. It runs a 250 KVA generator.
Among the total investment, the World Bank would provide Rs 40 million.
Currently, there are 100 thousand chickens on the farm. Modern pens are also being constructed to suffice 215 thousand chickens.
Aryal, who is bringing in modern pens, joined this business in 2052BS by quitting the government job. Born at Jyatha, Kathmandu, in 2008BS, Aryal has done MA in economics.
He had begun a job at Nepal Bank at the age of 18. Aryal was appointed Director at Secondary Education Development Project by then Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala in 2050 BS.
After he was relieved from the Director's post, he began poultry farming.
"We've imported automatic cage for the first time in Nepal," he said, stressing the need to modernising business with the adoption of technology. The farm is run in two bighas and 10 katthas of land.
Poultry farming was begun with 60,000 chickens. There is a high demand for eggs produced on his farm.
The poultry waste which is generally wasted is utilised for electricity production, he said, adding that the compost produced after the use of poultry waste has enough amount of nitrogen.