NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Asia's biggest Bio-CNG plant, Gobar Dhan in Indore of Madhya Pradesh on February 19..
As per information from PM's Office, the plant comes in line with the Prime Minister's vision of making 'garbage-free cities' under Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0.
The implementation of the mission is under the extensive principles of circular economy and waste of wealth which are illustrated in the Gobar Dhan plant.
The Indore Municipal Corporation claimed that the municipal body will earn Rupees 2.5 crore per year for the waste that it sends to the Gobar-Dhan Plant.
• The Bio-CNG plant has been established on 15 acres of land of the Indore Municipal Corporation in the Devguradia location.
• The plant has been set up with an investment of Rupees 150 crore via PPT (public-private partnership) model and was built within 15 months of time period.
• The implementation of the project was done by Indore Clean Energy Private Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle set up by IMC (Indore Municipal Corporation) and IEISL (Indo Enviro Integrated Solutions Limited).
• 19,000 kg of Bio compressed natural gas per day can be produced by the plant from 550 tonnes of wet waste products such as raw meat and stale food.
• The gas produced from these wastes will be used to operate at least 400 buses running in the city.
• The plant will also lead to various environmental benefits such as a reduction in green gas emissions.
• Half of the fuel produced at the plant will be given for the functioning of public transport vehicles and the rest will be made available in the open market.