Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT)
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure
- 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.