GOBAR-Dhan Yojana

Why in News?

The newly-launched GOBAR-Dhan scheme aims to make farmers more self-reliant apart from converting ‘waste to energy.’

 

FACTS FOR PRELIMS

About the Scheme

The Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) scheme was first announced in the budget 2018. The scheme focuses on managing and converting cattle dung and solid waste in farms to compost, biogas and bio-CNG. It will help in keeping the village clean while increasing the income of farmers and cattle herders.

Under it, villagers will be mobilized to create self-help groups (SHGs) and creative societies that will help in clean energy and green jobs initiative

Significance

The scheme will be hugely beneficial for the country as India is home to highest cattle population in the world.

The scheme will augment the income of farmers and cattle herders. It will create new opportunities for jobs linked to waste collection, transportation, biogas generation will help to increase self-reliance in energy utilized for cooking and lighting.

 

Source-The Indian Express.