The Union Government inaugurated Asia’s largest compressed bio gas (CBG) plant at Lehragaga, Sangrur in the state of Punjab on October 18, 2022.
The plant is spread across 20 acres and will consume 100,000 tons of paddy straw, procured from 6-8 satellite locations within a 10 km radius of the plant. There shall be daily production of about 600-650 tonnes of Fermented Organic Manure, which can be used for organic farming. It would also provide a much-needed alternative to stubble burning.
It is a step in achieving objectives of the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) scheme. Apart from this plant, 38 CBG / biogas Plants have been commissioned under the SATAT initiative.