This programme aims to recover energy from waste such as animal, human and agriculture wastes. This energy can be used for cooking, lighting and generation of electricity. The slurry is excellent organic manure for agriculture purpose. This programme also aims to mitigate climate change, the drudgery of rural women and reduce pressure on forest. It also aims to improve sanitation in villages by linking sanitary toilets with biogas plants.
Under this scheme, a pilot project of 5 kW Biogas based power generation at State Veterinary Farm, Kohima is under construction. The project is expected to commission soon.
During 2014-15, 250 nos. of biogas plant has been sanctioned under this programme.