Biogas plants to be set up at cow shelters in Rajasthan

first_imgBiogas plants with the capacity of over 100 cubic metres will be set up shortly at 25 gaushalas in Rajasthan with 50% subsidy on investment costs paid by the State government’s Gopalan Department. Rajasthan will be the first State to produce manure from biogas plants at the cow shelters.State Cooperative and Gopalan Minister Ajay Singh Kilak said here on Wednesday that the subsidy up to Rs.40 lakh each would be paid to the gaushalas by the department, while each biogas plant would produce 5 to 10 metric tonnes of manure every day. The 25 plants will produce about 1 lakh metric tonnes of manure every year, proving a boon to farmers for cultivation of crops.Following the implementation of the gaushala biogas participation scheme announced by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the 2018-19 Budget, 25 registered cow shelters running on the land measuring at least 25 bighas will be selected for installation of biogas plants.Source of income Mr. Kilak said the decision for manure production at gaushalas would make them self-sufficient and establish a permanent source of income for them, besides supporting organic farming, promoting non-conventional sources of energy and giving refuge to the bovine animals.The interested cow shelters will be required to submit their proposals to the district-level Gopalan Committee, which will recommend them to the department on the basis of their utility. The Minister said the department would issue administrative and financial approval after screening of proposalslast_img