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Source: The post is based on the article “Government initiates various steps under National Bioenergy Programme to promote and encourage establishment of new waste to energy plants” published in PIB on 3rd February 2023.
WGovernment initiates various steps under National Bioenergy Programme to promote and encourage establishment of new waste to energy plantshat is the News?
The Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy has informed Lok Sabha about the National Bioenergy Programme and other initiatives.
What is the National Bioenergy Programme?
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has notified the National Bioenergy Programme in November 2022.
Duration of the scheme: FY 2021-22 to 2025-26
Sub-schemes: The programme comprises of following sub-schemes:
– Waste to Energy Programme: Under this, companies that take up production of biogas, bioCNG, and electricity from urban, industrial and agricultural waste and residues would be given central financial assistance(CFA).
– Biomass Programme: It is aimed at supporting the manufacturing of briquettes and pellets, apart from the promotion of biomass (non-bagasse) based cogeneration in industries.
– Biogas Programme to support the setting up of family and medium size Biogas in rural areas.
What is a Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation(SATAT) Initiative?
What is the GOBAR-Dhan Scheme?
GOBAR-Dhan (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources- Dhan) was launched by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS) in 2018 as a part of the Biodegradable Waste Management component under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) (SMB-G) to positively impact village cleanliness and generate wealth and energy from cattle and organic waste.
The main focus of the scheme is to keep villages clean, increase the income of rural households, and generate energy and organic manure from cattle waste.