GOBARDHAN PORTAL (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Env and Eco)

News-CRUX-10     24th January 2024        
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Context: Recently, 536 Compressed Biogas (CBG) Plants and 1193 Biogas Plants have been registered on the Unified Registration Portal for GOBARdhan since its launch.


Unified Registration Portal for GOBARdhan

  • About: This platform functions as a centralized repository, offering a comprehensive assessment of investments and participation in the Biogas/CBG (Compressed Biogas) sector across India.
  • Objective: To simplify the establishment process of CBG/Biogas plants throughout the country, fostering efficient and streamlined procedures.
  • Registration for Entities: Government, cooperative, or private entities involved or intending to establish a Biogas/CBG/Bio-CNG plant in India can use this portal to obtain a unique registration number.


GOBARdhan Scheme

  • About: It is an umbrella initiative of Government of India based on the whole of Government approach.
  • Launched in: April 2018.
  • Part of: Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen).
  • Ministry involved: Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation (Ministry of Jal Shakti).
  • Aim: To positively impact village cleanliness and generate wealth and energy from cattle and organic waste.
  • Create new rural livelihood opportunities and enhancing income for farmers and other rural people.
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