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GOBAR-Dhan Scheme (Galvanising Organic Bio-Agro Resources)

Recently, Union Minister for Jal Shakti has launched the Unified Registration Portal for GOBARdhan. Ministry of Jalshakti dept.


Recently, Union Minister for Jal Shakti has launched the Unified Registration Portal for GOBAR-Dhan.

About the Scheme

  • Ministry of Jalshakti dept of Drinking Water & Sanitation has launched the GOBAR (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources) – DHAN scheme.
  • The scheme is being implemented as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin).
  • It was launched in 2018.

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  1. The scheme aims to augment income of farmers by converting biodegradable waste into compressed biogas (CBG).
  2. The initiative aims at attracting entrepreneurs for establishing community-based CBG plants in rural areas.
  3. The scheme aims to positively impact village cleanliness and generate wealth and energy from cattle and organic waste.
  4. The scheme also aims at creating new rural livelihood opportunities and enhancing income for farmers and other rural people.

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  • The programme will be implemented using SLWM funding pattern of SBM-G Guidelines.
  • The total assistance under SBM (G) for SLWM projects is worked out on the basis of total number of households in each GP, subject to a maximum of Rs 7 lakh for a GP having up to 150 households, Rs.12 lakh up to 300 households, Rs. 15 lakh up to 500 households and Rs.20 lakh for GPs having more than 500 households.
  • Funding for SLWM project under SBM (G) will continue to be provided by the Central and State Government in the ratio of 60:40 as per the existent formula.
  • Only those Gram Panchayats which have not availed SLWM funds under SBM(G) are eligible to receive the financial assistance under GOBAR-Dhan scheme, subject to the limits of guidelines.
  • However, States shall have the flexibility to provide additional funds to any GP based on viability under the scheme.

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Stakeholders in the GOBAR-Dhan Scheme

  • Dept of Agricultural Research and Education
  • Dept of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare
  • Dept of Rural Development
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
  • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Dept of Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Dept of Animal Husbandry and Dairying
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  • Dept of Science and Technology
  • Dept of Fertilizers

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