The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is implementing the New National Biogas and Organic Manure Programme (NNBOMP), a Central Sector Scheme, for setting up small Biogas plants (in the size range of 1 to 25 cubic metre) based on cattle dung and other mixed biodegradable wastes in remote, rural and semi-urban areas of the country.
The scheme aims to provide biogas as a clean fuel for cooking, lighting, and meeting other thermal and small power needs in remote, rural and semi-urban areas of the country. The organic bio-manure produced in the process can be used for sustaining soil health and increasing crop yield.
In order to promote and encourage the use of biogas as clean cooking fuel, the earlier scheme, NBMMP was modified and is now being implemented as New National Biogas and
Organic Manure Programme (NNBOMP) from 1 April, 2018. The Rural Development Departments of the State Governments or UT Administrations have been designated as the main Programme Implementing Agencies.
Under NNBOMP, the maximum size of family type biogas plants has been enhanced from 6 cubic metre capacity to 25 cubic metre capacity to cover untapped potential of Biogas Energy in the remote or rural and semi-urban areas. In addition, Central Financial Assistance (CFA) has also been enhanced under the NNBOMP, which varies from a minimum of Rs.7500/- per plant for 1 cubic metre size Biogas Plants to Rs.35,000/- per biogas plant in the small biogas plant size range of 20-25 cubic metre depending upon the location and category of the beneficiaries.