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GOBARdhan Initiative

 

Source: PIB

 Context: The GOBARdhan initiative in India, aimed at converting waste to wealth through biogas and compressed biogas (CBG), has shown promising results and attracted significant investments.

 

More about the News:

  • The Unified Registration Portal for GOBARdhan has received requests for over 1200 biogas plants, including 320 CBG plants in just 60 days since its launch.
  • Aim: The initiative aims to manage organic waste scientifically while benefiting rural households and involves collaboration between the government, private players, and other stakeholders.

 

Note: Union Minister for Jal Shakti has launched the Unified Registration Portal for GOBARdhan.

 

About the Scheme:

GOBARdhan Initiative
Launched in2018
Full FormGalvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBARdhan)
AimTo convert waste to wealth with the aim of promoting a circular economy.
Nodal MinistryDepartment of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti
Part ofSwachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Phase II under Solid Waste Management.
Objectives·        Safely manage cattle and agricultural waste in villages and make the villages clean.

·        Convert organic waste to biogas and organic manure for rural use

·        Promote environmental sanitation and curb vector-borne diseases in rural areas

·        Create rural employment and income generation opportunities by involving entrepreneurs, SHGs, and youth groups in setting up GOBARdhan units.

Financial incentiveThe government provides technical assistance and up to 50 lakhs of financial support per district for the safe disposal of cattle and organic waste.
Budget 2023-24 AnnouncementEstablishment of 500 new ‘waste to wealth’ plants, including 200 compressed biogas (CBG) plants, with private sector and stakeholder Ministries/Departments’ support. These will include 75 plants in urban areas and 300 community or cluster-based plants.