Unified Registration Portal for GOBARdhan

The Union Minister for Jal Shakti recently unveiled the unified registration portal for ‘GOBARdhan,’ a pioneering initiative aimed at promoting the biogas sector in India.

Launch of Unified Registration Portal

The unified registration portal for ‘GOBARdhan’ serves as a centralized platform to evaluate investment opportunities and participation in the biogas or compressed biogas (CBG) sector. The main objective is to simplify and optimize the procedure of establishing biogas plants throughout the nation.

Registration for Government, Cooperative, and Private Entities

The unified registration portal allows any government, cooperative, or private entity operating or intending to establish a biogas, CBG, or Bio CNG plant in India to obtain a unique registration number. This registration number serves as a key identifier for entities involved in the biogas sector, facilitating their engagement and access to various benefits and support from the ministries and departments of the Government of India.

Objective of the GOBARdhan Initiative

At the heart of the GOBARdhan initiative lies the objective to convert waste into wealth and energy. By harnessing the potential of organic waste materials such as cattle dung, agri residue, and other bio waste, the initiative aims to generate biogas, CBG, and bio fertilizers. It aligns with the principles of a circular economy, driving sustainable economic growth and promoting environmental stewardship.

Scope and Implementation

The GOBARdhan initiative encompasses a wide range of schemes and programs under different ministries and departments. These include the Waste to Energy Scheme, the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) scheme, the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Phase II, the Agri Infrastructure Fund, and the Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund. The comprehensive approach ensures collaboration and coordination among diverse stakeholders, including state governments, the private sector, entrepreneurs, and societies.

Prerequisite for Benefits and Support

To avail benefits and support from central government schemes and programs, registering new projects on the unified registration portal is a prerequisite. This requirement ensures that entities participating in the biogas sector can access the available assistance and incentives provided by the government, maximizing the impact of their initiatives.

Promotion of Circular Economy and Sustainable Economic Growth

The GOBARdhan initiative plays a pivotal role in promoting a circular economy, where waste materials are transformed into valuable resources. By converting organic waste into biogas, CBG, and bio fertilizers, the initiative addresses waste management challenges while contributing to sustainable economic growth. It aligns with the government’s vision of fostering environmental sustainability and resource efficiency.

Eligible Outputs under GOBARdhan

Under the ambit of GOBARdhan, any plant or project producing CBG/Biogas (more than 10 cuM/day) and bio slurry as principal outputs is eligible for participation. This inclusiveness encourages a diverse range of stakeholders to engage in the initiative and contribute to the sustainable development of the biogas sector.



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