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Gobardhan scheme

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Gobardhan scheme:


The Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched a unified portal on the government’s ‘Gobardhan’ scheme.

  • Farmers can earn Rs 1 lakh cr in 5 yrs from Jal Shakti ministry’s Gobardhan scheme, says govt.

About the Scheme:

The Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) scheme is implemented under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin-Phase 2, by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the Jal Shakti ministry.

  • It was launched in 2018.
  • The scheme aims to augment income of farmers by converting biodegradable waste into compressed biogas (CBG).
  • The initiative aims at attracting entrepreneurs for establishing community-based CBG plants in rural areas.

Benefits of the scheme:

  1. Helpful for the country as India is home to the highest cattle population in the world, close to 300 million in number, with a daily output of 3 million tonnes of dung.
  2. Encourage farmers to consider dung and other waste not just as a waste but as a source of income.
  3. Benefits to the rural people. It will be easier to keep the village clean and sanitized, livestock health will improve and farm yields will increase.
  4. Increase self-reliance in energy utilized for cooking and lighting.
  5. Provides a stable fuel supply in the market for oil companies and accessible credit in the market through government schemes and banks for entrepreneurs.



Prelims Link:

  1. About the Scheme.
  2. Key features.
  3. What is Compressed Biogas?
  4. What is Swacch Bharat Mission?

Mains Link:

Discuss the significance of Gobar Dhan Scheme.

Sources: PIB.