Objective of the scheme:
- The scheme aims to positively impact village cleanliness and generate wealth and energy from cattle and organic waste.
- The scheme also aims at creating new rural livelihood opportunities and enhancing income for farmers and other rural people.
Salient features of the scheme
- The scheme envisages the implementation of 700 bio-gas units in different states of the country in 2018-19.
- The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) comprises two main components for creating clean villages – creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) villages and managing solid and liquid waste in villages.
- The GOBAR-DHAN scheme comes as a savior at this point, with its focus on keeping villages clean and generating energy from cattle waste, which is just a part of this ODF-plus strategy.
- Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) scheme was first announced in Budget 2018.
- The scheme would focus on managing and converting cattle dung and solid waste in farms to compost, biogas and bio-CNG.
- The cooking gas will be provided to the rural habitations with optimum technical support to ensure that the schemes function on a sustainable basis.
- Under this scheme, one village in every district of the country would be selected for its implementation.
- The programme will be implemented using SLWM funding pattern of SBM-G Guidelines.