By Solar Times Bureau.
Govt. is providing financial assistance along with other supports for setting up biogas plant
Biogas is the best alternate fuel for Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), hence, the union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Resources minister Dr. Farooq Abdullah has proposed a new plan for solving the scarcity issue of cooking fuel LPG in rural areas. MNRE is implementing a scheme “National Biogas and Manure Management Programme (NBMMP)” for installation of household size biogas plants, which will be sponsored by central. The central is providing financial assistance and support for setting up the biogas plants and along with it is also supporting other works like training, turn-key job fee, communication and publicity.
Scarcity of non-renewable energy resources and fuels is a global issue today, the consumption is increasing and production is low. LPG is one of the fuel which is consumed on high scale as cooking fuel, as a result crises are occurring for LPG and this is resulting in rise in prices. To meet the both the ends, the need of fuel at affordable price, ministry has proposed the solution of setting up biogas plants. The biogas is affordable, natural and can be produced in large quantity.
The main aim of NBMMP is to encourage and promote installation of household size biogas plants, to meet the requirement of cooking gas naturally and affordably. Under this scheme, government is not only providing financial assistance for biogas plants, but also providing support for better implementation and promotion, through organization of training for all stockholders, information dissemination and turnkey fee to turn key workers who take care of biogas plant and biogas cooking stoves certified by Bureau of Indian Standards, which are available either from the market or from the biogas programme implementing Departments/Agencies.