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Govt's Gobar-Dhan initiative is a commendable plan: Letter to BS

It is crucial to save cows and their pastures, reads a letter to BS

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Apropos “Gobar-Dhan Yojana rolled out to generate wealth through waste in rural areas: PM” (February 25). The government’s Gobar-Dhan initiative is a commendable plan to utilise gobar to generate clean energy, as well as increasing rural incomes through the sale of gobar. However, for this to succeed, it is crucial to save cows and their pastures. According to Professor Virendra Kumar Vijay of IIT Delhi, the dung of 10 milking and non-milking cows daily (amounting to around 100 kg), can generate 4m3 of bio-gas (5 kWh) daily, which is sufficient to meet the daily cooking, lighting and other

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First Published: Feb 28 2018 | 10:34 PM IST

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