Addressing the inaugural event of Asia’s largest Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plant in Lehragaga, Sangrur, Punjab, the Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing & Urban Affairs said that this plant in Sangrur is just the beginning of India’s master plan for a CBG-based rural economy.
About the Asia’s largest CBG Plant in Sangrur
- A step in achieving objectives of the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) scheme, which was launched by Government of India in October 2018 to establish an ecosystem for production of Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) from various waste/ biomass sources in the country.
- The scheme aims to empower and unleash the rural economy by supporting farmers, increase India’s domestic energy production and self-sufficiency and also reduce the air pollution, and help India lead the world toward a clean energy transition.
- The CBG Plant at Sangrur, commissioned with an FDI investment by Verbio AG, one of Germany’s leading Bio-energy companies.
- This plant will consume 100,000 tons of paddy straw, which will be procured from 6-8 satellite locations within a 10 km radius of the plant.
- There shall be daily production of about 600-650 Tons of FOM (Fermented Organic Manure), which can be used for organic farming.
- The CBG Plant shall also provide direct employment to 390 and indirect employment to 585 people.
- Not only will this plant generate additional income for Sangrur’s farmers, but it will also provide a much-needed alternative to stubble burning.
- Also contribute towards India’s COP26 Climate Change targets of total projected carbon emissions by one billion tonnes from now to 2030 Achieving the target of net zero emissions by 2070.
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