Online platform for trading cow dung and agricultural waste
NEW DELHI : Prime Minister narendra Modi on Sunday said the government plans to create an online platform for trading cow dung and agricultural waste under its recently announced waste to wealth scheme.
Urging people to make use of GOBAR-DHAN (Galvanising Organic Bio Agro Resources) scheme announced in the current Union Budget, he said it as the potential to create new jobs linked to waste collection, transportation, and biogas sales.
The Prime Minister said this during his 41st Mann ki Baath broadcast aired nationwide where he touched upon a range of subjects, including science and technology, women empowerment, public safety, apart from converting waste into wealth.
The Prime Minister said India’s cattle population numbering 300 million produce 3 million tonnes of dung every day. This together with agricultural waste and kitchen waste could be used for producing biogas.
The Gobar-Dhan scheme, Modi said, would not only keep the villages clean and sanitised, but also help generate additional income for people.