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Govt may tweak low performing Compressed Bio Gas scheme in rural areas

Target of setting up 5000 plants till 2023 heavily lagging behind

Representative Image of Biogas Plant (Source: Wikipedia)
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Representative Image of Biogas Plant (Source: Wikipedia)

Subhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
The ministry of petroleum and natural gas is looking to tweak the sustainable alternative towards affordable transport (SATAT) scheme to incentive more small-scale projects, especially in semi-urban and rural areas.
 
Launched in 2018, SATAT aims to incentivise production of compressed biogas (CBG) from various biomass sources. But the initial target of having 5,000 CBG plants over the next five years has faltered and a fresh approach is required to fast-track the opening of facilities, officials have told Business Standard.
 
Case in point, only 35 plants have come up under the SATAT initiative till July, the ministry has informed Parliament. Since

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First Published: Oct 24 2022 | 5:19 PM IST

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