Union Minister For Jal Shakti Launches Unified Registration Portal For GOBARdhan

Source: The post is based on the article “Union Minister For Jal Shakti Launches Unified Registration Portal For GOBARdhan” published in the PIB on 01st June 2023

What is the News?

The Union Minister for Jal Shakti has recently launched the Unified Registration Portal for GOBARdhan. The portal will act as a one-stop repository to assess investment and participation in Biogas/CBG sector at the pan-India level and more importantly, streamline the process of setting up CBG/Biogas plants in India.

Note: Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBARdhan) is a vital umbrella initiative based on the whole of Government approach which aims to convert waste to wealth towards promoting a circular economy. 

About the Unified Registration Portal For GOBARdhan

The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, has developed the portal to facilitate the setting up of Biogas/Compressed Biogas (CBG) plants.

Scope: The portal acts as a one-stop repository for assessing investment and participation in the Biogas/CBG sector at the pan-India level. It streamlines the process of setting up CBG/Biogas plants.

Process of enrolment: Any government, cooperative or private entity operating or intending to setup a Biogas/CBG/Bio CNG plant in India can obtain a registration number by enrolling in this unified registration portal. States have been advised to get their CBG/Biogas plant operators registered on the portal on priority to avail existing and upcoming support from the Union Government.

Benefits of registration: The registration number will enable availing of a multitude of benefits and support from the Ministries & Departments of the Government of India.


-The Unified Registration Portal of GOBARdhan is a perfect example of Cooperative Federalism as the stakeholder Central Ministries, all line departments of Centre and States have come together in the development and deployment of the portal.

-The Portal displays information on both existing as well as proposed GOBARdhan projects and will be a valuable tool for investors as well as entrepreneurs of the sector.

-The portal will not only ensure Ease of Doing Business (EODB) but will also attract greater investment from private players.

-The portal is available in the public domain to ensure transparency as well as make data available for research and related purposes.

-The portal aligns with India’s climate action goals, promotes clean energy, rural employment, improved health outcomes, and contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Govt. of India’s Mission LiFE.

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