Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2014
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Funds to sub-national governments, Policy Support>Institutional creation, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes , Policy Support, Regulatory Instruments, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments>Auditing, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring, Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Bioenergy, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Industry>Energy-intensive
Agency:Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (Biogas Technology Development Division
Legal References:MNES Annual Report 2004-2005

The National Biogas and Manure Management  programme is a Central Sector Scheme primarily set up for rural and semi-urban households. Categories are designated accordingly: cattle-dung, and other bio-degradeable materials such biomass from farms, gardens, kitchens, and night soil. They delineate the benefits of biogas as well:


(i)           It provides clean gaseous fuel for cooking and lighting.
(ii)         Digested slurry from biogas plants is used as enriched bio-manure to supplement the use of     chemical fertilizers.
(iii)        It improves sanitation in villages and semi -urban  areas by linking sanitary toilets with biogas plants.
(iv)      Biogas Plants help in reducing the causes of climate change.


Below are subsidy schemes for Biogas Plants under National Biogas and Manure Management Programme

Subsidy for setting up of Biogas Plants under National Biogas and Manure Management Programme

S. No. Particulars of Central Financial Assistance (CFA) & States / Regions and Categories Family Type Biogas Plants under NBMMP (1 to 6 cubic metre capacity per day )       
A. Central Subsidy Rates Applicable (In Rs.)  1 Cubic Metre 2- 6 Cubic Metre
1. NER States, Sikkim (except plain areas of Assam) and including SC  & ST Categories of NE Region States. 15,000 17,000
2. Plain areas of Assam. 10,000 11,000
3. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Niligiri of Tamil Nadu, Sadar Kurseong & Kalimpong Sub-Divisions of Darjeeling, Sunderbans (W.B.) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. 7,000 11,000
4. Scheduled castes / Scheduled Tribes of all other States except NE Region States (including Sikkim). 7,000 11,000
5. All Others  5,500 9,000
B. Turn-Key Job Fee including warranty for five years and quality control (in Rs. per plant). Rs.1500/- per plant for fixed dome Deenbandhu type and floating gasholder KVIC type  brick masonry models. Turn Key Job Fee also provided for biogas plants with prefabricated material involving part construction work either for digester or dome. No fee is provided for completely prefabricated / manufactured plants such as Bag type plants with rubberized material or plants made of HDPE / PVC / fabric materials, as and when approved. 
C. Additional subsidy (CFA) for toilet linked Biogas Plants (in Rs. per plant). 1,200/-

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