GOBAR-DHAN Scheme : Wealth and Energy from Waste

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Union Minister Uma Bharti, launched the GOBAR – DHAN (Galvanising Organic Bio-Agro Resources Fund) Scheme at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) Auditorium, Karnal. The launch was attended by sarpanches from the project villages, implementing agencies, officers from 14 states and district officers.

On the same occasion, the guidelines of GOBAR-DHAN scheme were also launched :-

  1. Under GOBAR-DHAN scheme, solid waste of dung and fields will be changed into compost and fuels such as biogas and bio-CNG.
  2. The cooking gas will be provided to the rural habitations with optimum technical support to ensure that the schemes functions on a sustainable basis.
  3. The government has selected over 115 districts for implementation of the scheme.
  4. Under the scheme, farmers will be able to make use of easily available Compost fertilizer for their farm lands.
  5. As part of the scheme, people will be educated about the utilisation of cattle dung for converting it into more valuable fuel, biogas and manure.

The scheme envisages the implementation of 700 bio-gas units in different states of the country in the year 2018-19.

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