GOBARdhan Unified Registration Portal

  • 27 Sep 2023

On 25th September,2023, the Ministry of Jal Shakti launched a unified registration portal for GOBARdhan to streamline the registration of compressed bio-gas (CBG) and biogas plants in the country.

Key Points

  • New MDA Guidelines for Biogas and CBG Plants: New guidelines have been issued for Market Development Assistance (MDA) for biogas and CBG plants under the GOBARdhan initiative.
  • An MDA of Rs 1500/MT will be granted for the sale of Fermented Organic Manure (FOM), Liquid Fermented Organic Manure (LFOM), and Phosphate Rich Organic Manure (PROM) produced at biogas and CBG plants.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible for MDA, manufacturing plants must be registered on the unified GOBARdhan portal of the DDWS and adhere to Fertilizer Control Order (FCO) specifications for organic fertilizers.
  • GOBARdhan Initiative: The GOBARdhan initiative aims to transform biodegradable and organic waste, including cattle dung, agricultural residues, and biomass, into high-value resources such as biogas, CBG, and organic manure.
  • Importance: The new MDA guidelines are expected to boost the adoption of organic fertilizers produced from biogas and CBG plants, which will help to achieve the goals of the GOBARdhan initiative.