‘GOBARDHANwaste to wealth’ a scheme by GOI

Pashu Sandesh, 19 Feb 2021

As per the information provided by National Dairy Development Board(NDDB), total dung production (assuming 15 Kg Dung per animal per day) in the country from bovines is about 1,655 million tonnes per year, out of which, a major part is traditionally used in compost/ raw form.

The Government of India has launched a multi-ministerial programme named ‘GOBARDHANwaste to wealth’, under Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G). The programme is being implemented by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS) in collaboration with the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, NDDB and other Ministries. Under the Gobar-Dhan component, DDWS has included the smallholder based Manure Management Model established by NDDB as one of the solid waste management models for implementation across the country wherein bio-degradable waste is envisaged to be managed through composting and biogas plants. Besides, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research has developed a technology to prepare various types of organic manures such as compost, vermin compost, bio-enriched compost etc. from various organic wastes including animal wastes.