The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has fixed an annual target of setting up 65,180 biogas plants in India for the current financial year 2017-18 under the National Biogas & Manure Management Programme (NBMMP).
The NBMMP programme by MNRE focuses on setting up family-sized biogas plants for providing biogas as a clean cooking fuel and a source of lighting, as well as reduce environment degradation and prevent greenhouse gas emissions. These plants replace inefficient wood stoves in rural households and prevent indoor air pollution, while saving on cost of refilling of LPG cylinders. The slurry by-product produced from these plants is used as an organic manure for enhancing crop yield and enhance soil fertility.
MNRE provides subsidy for family type biogas plants and about 49.6 lakh household sized biogas plants have been installed since the inception of the National Biogas Programme in India. MNRE has taken various steps to increase the production of biogas in the country, which include introduction of new biogas plant designs under the NBMMP programme such as floating design Shakti Surabhi Model, Solid-State Deenbandhu model of biogas plants.
Date: 30-03-2018 | Source: Press Information Bureau