GOBAR-DHAN (Galvanising Organic Bio-Agro Resources) (PIB)

  • The Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, has launched the GOBAR-DHAN (Galvanising Organic Bio-Agro Resources) scheme in 2020 to convert cattle dung and solid waste in farms to Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) and compost.
  • The programme will be funded under Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) component of Swachh Bharat MissionGramin (SBM-G) to benefit households in identified villages through Gram Panchayats.
  • The objective of the scheme is to increase rural income, rural jobs and to keep villages clean through solid waste management.
  • Accordingly, this scheme aims to positively impact the Gram Panchayats with 3Es, which are as following:
  1. Energy: Self-reliance with respect to energy through utilization of agricultural and animal waste to generate bio-energy through bio-gas plants.
  2. Empowerment: Engaging rural people, especially women self-help groups in construction, management and day to day operations of biogas plants.
  3. Employment: Generating jobs among the rural youth and women through collection of waste, transportation to treatment plants, management of treatment plant, sale and distribution of biogas generated, etc.
  • The scheme is intended to manage and convert cattle dung and solid waste in farms to compost, bio-slurry, bio-gas and bio-CNG.
  • For further details, refer to 29th Nov file.

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