Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that it has invited an expression of interest for conducting an independent assessment of the implementation of the national biogas and organic manure programmes executed across 13 states.
The ministry has been executing the programme for deployment of small biogas plants in the remote rural, semi-urban areas of the country facilitating the beneficiaries to convert cattle dung, organic wastes into clean gaseous fuel for cooking and lighting.
The process helps in reducing health hazards, combating climate change, mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and simultaneously producing biogas slurry as nutrient enriched organic fertilizer as a by-product of the biogas generation. The proposals are invited from the eligible, registered and reputed consultancy organisations including Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) with the institutional work profile of having carried out evaluation or study work for implementation of schemes on renewable cooking energy systems for remote, rural and semi-urban areas of the country.
The main objectives of the study would be to assess the socio-economic impact, effectiveness of different types of biogas installations in the country under the programme and also to analyse the annual targets as allocated to the implementing agencies and the effectiveness of the delivery mechanism of biogas plants.
The detailed proposals, including technical and financial bids, will have to be sent to MNRE.
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