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About The GOBARdhan Scheme

Context:

Recently, Union Minister for Jal Shakti has launched the Unified Registration Portal for GOBARdhan.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Unified Registration Portal
  2. GOBARdhan Scheme

About Unified Registration Portal:

  • The Unified Registration Portal is a centralized repository for investment and participation in the Biogas/CBG (Compressed Biogas) sector in India.
  • Its primary objective is to simplify the process of setting up CBG/Biogas plants across the country.
  • The portal allows government, cooperative, or private entities involved in or planning to establish Biogas/CBG/Bio-CNG plants to obtain a registration number by enrolling in the portal.
  • This registration number provides access to various benefits and support from the Ministries and Departments of the Government of India.

GOBARdhan Scheme:

  • The GOBARdhan Scheme, which stands for Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan, is a significant initiative of the Government of India.
  • It was launched in 2018 as a national priority project under the Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen-Phase II program.
  • The aim of the scheme is to convert cattle dung, agricultural residue, and other organic waste into Biogas, CBG, and bio-fertilizers to generate wealth and energy.
  • The scheme adopts a comprehensive approach involving various government departments to promote a circular economy by transforming waste into valuable resources.
  • The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, is the nodal ministry responsible for the implementation of the GOBARdhan Scheme.

-Source: The Hindu


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