Portal to act as a one-stop repository to assess investment & participation and streamline the process of setting up CBG/Biogas plants in India
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the Union Minister for Jal Shakti, launched the Unified Registration Portal for GOBARdhan which will act as a one-stop repository to assess investment and participation in the Biogas/CBG sector at the pan India level and more importantly streamline the process of setting up CBG/Biogas plants in India. Any government, cooperative or private entity operating or intending to set up a Biogas/CBG/Bio CNG plant in India can obtain a registration number by enrolling in this unified registration portal launched. The registration number will enable availing of a multitude of benefits and support from the Ministries & Departments of the Government of India. States have been advised to get their CBG/Biogas plant operators registered on the portal on priority to avail existing and upcoming support from the Union Government.
Galvanising Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBARdhan) is a vital umbrella initiative of the Government of India, based on the whole Government approach and aims to convert waste to wealth towards promoting a circular economy. The government of India intends to build a robust ecosystem for setting up Biogas/Compressed Biogas (CBG)/ Bio-Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) plants to drive sustainable economic growth and promote a circular economy. As the nodal department for GOBARdhan, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), the Ministry of Jal Shakti has developed this portal, which can be accessed at https://gobardhan.co.in. The launch was attended, in virtual mode, by Additional Chief Secretaries/Principal Secretaries (In charge of rural sanitation) of all States/UTs and representation of various central Ministries and Departments.
Addressing the gathering, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the Union Minister for Jal Shakti, said that this Unified Registration Portal of GOBARdhan is a perfect example of Cooperative Federalism as the stakeholder Central Ministries, all line departments of Centre and States have come together in development and deployment of the portal. He stated, “With more than 650 GOBARdhan plants and this portal, we have made significant achievements in our waste-to-wealth generation journey”. The Union Minister further said that the portal will not only ensure Ease of Doing Business (EODB) but with aggregated data from all Ministries & Departments across Centres and States, the initiative will also attract greater investment from the private players. “I hope and urge everyone present here that we must continue our concerted efforts to ensure faster pace and progress of outcomes – ‘gati aur pragmatic of the GOBARdhan initiative”, he added.