PM Modi inaugurates Gobar-Dhan Bio-CNG Plant in Indore, Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Bio CNG Plants will help in making cities clean and pollution-free and the Government is building similar Plants in the next two years in 75 big municipal corporations. The Prime Minister said this after inaugurating Gobar-Dhan (Bio-CNG) Plant in Indore, Madhya Pradesh this afternoon through video conferencing. He said lakhs of tonnes of garbage has occupied thousands of acres of land. It causes air and water pollution. He added in the second phase of the Swachh Bharat mission work is being done to deal with this problem.

Mr. Modi said that as soon as the name of Indore comes, the name of Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar comes first. Today, after taking the name of Indore, also the attention towards cleanliness comes in mind.

Congratulating the citizens of Indore for the bio-plant with wet waste today, Mr. Modi said that Indore has achieved this position because of civic duty sense and hard work of the state government.

Earlier Union Minister Hardeep S Puri has said that Bio CNG Plant of 550 MT per day capacity has been set up with the objective of realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji’s concept of Waste-to-Wealth and innovation in the field of sanitation.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has said that Madhya Pradesh is trying to fully implement the mantra of Waste-to-Wealth of Prime Minister. Example of this is Gobar-Dhan Bio CNG Plant of Indore.

The Prime Minister has recently launched the Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0, with the overall vision of creating Garbage Free Cities. The Mission is being implemented under the overarching principles of waste to wealth and circular economy for maximising resource recovery and both of which are exemplified in the Indore Bio-CNG plant.

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

The plant is based on zero-landfill models, whereby no rejects would be generated. Additionally, the project is expected to yield multiple environmental benefits like reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, providing green energy along with organic compost as fertiliser.

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