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Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT)

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  • November 23, 2020
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Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure

In news

  • 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. 

Key takeaways 

  • 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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