Current Affair Diary 23/11/2020

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.

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