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In the midst of the COVID pandemic situation, which brought the world to a halt, India continues its fight against the pandemic and gearing up for a paradigm shift towards self-dependent India through the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”. Biogas sector is also playing its part to support the initiative and moving towards reducing crude imports and save the environment.

With reference to this context, on July 25, 2020, at 11 AM (IST) Indian Biogas Association (IBA) organised a webinar on Biogas: A step towards sustainability. The webinar was attended by over 417 subscribed participants, as it enabled biogas enthusiasts to understand the ground facts from the unsung heroes of the biogas who have real-time experience with Biogas and proved it to be a feasible solution to the energy need which is also a source of organic fertilizer.

The two-hour webinar was in furtherance to the webinar series being organized IBA, the former was conducted in April and June of 2020 on biogas industry challenges and financing aspects respectively. The organized webinar was lined-up with eminent speakers representing a diverse spectrum of biogas generation and use Mr. Dinesh Jagadale, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Mr. M. P. Singh, Director, Punjab Energy Development Agency, Mr. Meenesh Shah, Executive Director, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Mr. Rasik Parmar, Chairman, Chhattisgarh State Cooperative Dairy Federation, Mr. Jaswinder Singh, Project Manager, The Lambra Kangri Multipurpose Cooperative Service Society Ltd., Mr. Sunildatta Lad, Executive Assistant CEO, Sarda Group, and Mr. Ch. V. K. Narasimha Rao, Managing Director, CALF Pvt. Ltd.

Shri. Dinesh Jagadale, Joint Secretary, MNRE commenced the webinar proceeding by emphasising on the fact that biogas will be playing a pivotal role in India’s renewable energy portfolio. The other speakers also shared their experience with biogas and enlightened about their journey of Biogas from the problem identification, project conceptualization, plant installation, and successful execution & operations of the plants. They also emphasised on the social aspects of their respective biogas plant and how they brought positive changes to the local people. The exchange of experience was motivating to the participants and they praised the participation of the diverse speakers who shared their case studies in the webinar. We hope that webinar will motivate and inspire those enthusiasts, startups and entrepreneurs who want to explore the biogas fields and will be contributing to the greener future of the country. The recording of the webinar can be checked at the following link: https://youtu.be/K3VZVlzLoLU

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