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549 BIOGAS PROJECT TO BENEFIT 160 POOR FAMILIES IN CENTRAL MAHARASHTRA

posted Apr 2, 2019, 3:38 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 3:38 AM ]
29-March-2019, Ahmednagar (Maharashtra): Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra (BGVK) inaugurated a Rural Biogas Project which will directly benefit 160 families from 30 villages in the districts of Ahmednagar and Beed (Maharashtra). The project will fulfil the domestic energy needs of families through deployment of low cost alternate source of renewal energy. This project is a joint venture of BGVK and Don Bosco Mondo (Bonn, Germany); funded by H + W Winkler Stiftung (Germany).

This project aims to change human behaviour by adopting a new habit of using more efficient biogas run stoves and stop using firewood or cow dung in traditional stove. This will lead to complete stoppage of cutting trees for firewood and also ensure health and safety for women working in kitchen. Apart from this it will also prevent environmental degradation.

The project works on Public, Private, Society Partnership (PPS) model as it is a partnership between the Government (Public), Private funding (Private) and Beneficiary family (through contribution). The biogas units will use digester technology. The installed units will have fixed dome configuration. The production of biogas will be through anaerobic digestion of abundantly available animal manure and slurries as well as of a wide range of digestible organic wastes.