Gobhar Dhan Yojana key to sustainable lifestyle: Modi

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NEW DELHI, FEB 19 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the inauguration of the municipal solid waste based Gobar-Dhan plant in Indore, through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Saturday.

New Delhi, (UNI): The Gobhar Dhan Yojana will play a key role towards building a sustainable lifestyle not only for the people, but in restoring our land resources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday while inaugurating Asia’s biggest Bio-CNG Plant for processing municipal waste in Indore.

The plant has a capacity to treat 550 tonnes of segregated wet organic waste per day. It is expected to produce around 17,000 kg per day of CNG and 100 tonnes per day of organic compost.

“This Bio CNG plant will not only produce 17,000 to 18,000 Bio CNG, but also provide 100 tonnes of organic compost everyday. The organic compost will help replace chemical fertilisers for agricultural and horticultural purposes and will create Green Jobs for the youth,” the PM said.

Modi said that Bio CNG Plant in Indore will inspire other cities to set up similar plants. He informed that the government is working on introducing 75 more Bio-CNG plants in 75 other districts and villages to benefit farmers and the animal husbandry sector.

The PM said that the Gobar Dhan plant will facilitate the operation for 400 city buses and 1500 small vehicles through CNG in a first of its kind initiative.

The PM said that Gobar Dhan plants will set a benchmark in sync with India’s Swachh Bharat Mission goals to reduce air and water pollution in order to convert cities into Green Zones in the coming years.

“We have also taken an important decision relating to stubble in this year’s budget. It has been decided that stubble will also be used in coal-fired power plants. The farmer will also get additional income from the agricultural waste,” he said.

Modi specially thanked sanitation workers across the country for serving under harsh conditions.

“I am thankful to the sanitation workers across the nation who continued to serve the nation despite the harsh weather conditions and the pandemic. We will forever be indebted to your commitment and dedication towards Swachh Bharat Mission.

I would like to specially thank the Safai Karmacharis who work tirelessly towards keeping our cities clean. During the pandemic your efforts have saved countless lives,” he said.

The Bio CNG Plant in Indore is based on zero landfill models, whereby no rejects would be generated, additionally, the project is expected to yield multiple environmental benefits, viz. reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, providing green energy along with organic compost as fertiliser, the PMO said earlier.

He said that facilities for treatment of water are being created for cities with less than one lakh population.

Congratulating the people of Indore for setting up Asia’s biggest Bio-CNG Plant for processing municipal waste, the Prime Minister also praised Madhya Paradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan for setting up of the Plant in very little time.

Addressing the stakeholders, Modi said that Indore is famous for the contribution of Devi Ahilyabai Holkar and the people of this city have kept her essence alive. The people of this city truly understand the value of nurturing nature and the resources, the PM said.

He said that it gives him immense pleasure that Kashi Vishwanath Dham now has a sculpture of Devi Ahilyabai Holkar.

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