Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT)
✓Under the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) initiative, the government is looking at setting up 5,000 CBG plants by 2023-24 with a production target of 15 million tonnes.
✓India will see an investment of Rs 2 lakh crore in setting up 5,000 plants.
✓These will produce gas from bio and crop wastes by 2023-24.
✓To boost the availability of affordable and clean transport fuel, an agreement was signed for setting up 900 compressed bio-gas or CBG plants by companies such as Adani Gas and Torrent Gas.
✓SATAT provides for generating gas from municipal waste as well as forest and agri waste.
✓Animal husbandry and marine wastes are also included.
✓The gas produced at CBG plants can be used as fuel to power automobiles.