Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Sunday said around 5,000 Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plants will be set across the country by 2023. He said these plants meant for extracting biogas from agricultural residue, cattle dung and municipal solid waste will have an estimated annual CBG production of 15 million tonne. Pradhan was speaking at a road show organised by oil marketing companies here to sensitise the stakeholders to participate in the SATAT (Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation) initiative.
Under the initiative, CBG will be promoted as an alternative under the SATAT initiative launched by the Central government on October 1, 2018. Pradhan said the SATAT initiative aims to produce CBG from agricultural residue. The initiative will also create employment opportunities, promote economic growth and boost all-round development of Odisha, he said. The SATAT initiative aims to boost availability of more affordable transport fuels, better use of agricultural residue, cattle dung and municipal solid waste besides providing an additional source of revenue to farmers.