THE MADHYA Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam has installed 13,155 biogas plants in the rural areas of the State’s so far. A subsidy of Rs. 2,100 to Rs. 3,500 is provided by the Central Government for installation of family biogas plants depending upon the capacity of the plant.
Under the National Biogas Development and Fertiliser Management programme, family biogas plants of one to ten cubic meters are installed. Rs 2,800 subsidy is provided to schedule castes, schedule tribes, marginal and small farmers and also to the landless labourers for installation of one cubic meter fixed dome-type plant and Rs. 2100 subsidy is provided to the general category beneficiaries, informed an official release on Friday.
Further, Rs 3,500 as subsidy is provided to the schedule castes, schedule tribes, marginal and small farmers and to the landless labourers in case of installation of plant of two cubic meter to ten cubic meter capacity and Rs. 2700 is provided to the general beneficiaries.
The fuel is saved due to the availability of cooking gas with the installation of biogas plant and at the same time risk to the health has also come down because of the smokeless and pollution free environment, the release added.