bio-energy Schemes

Objective The objective of the Biomass Programme is to support setting up of Biomass Briquette/Pellet manufacturing plants and to support Biomass (non-bagasse) based cogeneration projects in Industries in the country.
Period FY 2021-22 upto FY 2025-26
Salient Features
  • The programme provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) to project developers and service charges to implementing agency and inspection agencies in respect of setting up of Briquette / Pellet manufacturing plants and Biomass (non- bagasse) cogeneration projects in industries.
  • Financial assistance available under the programme is as follows:
    • i) Briquette/ Pellet Manufacturing plants: Rs. 9 Lakh per MTPH (metric ton/hour) manufacturing capacity (maximum CFA of Rs 45 Lakhs per plant)
    • ii) Biomass (Non-bagasse ) cogeneration projects: Rs. 40 Lakhs/MW (on Installed Capacity) (maximum CFA of Rs. 5 Crores per project)
  • Applications to be accepted through online portal only.
  • Under this programme, self-funded projects will also be eligible for Central Financial Assistance.
  • SCADA System/remote monitoring system has been mandated for Biomass projects.
  • Plants installed with new equipment/machinery only shall be eligible for CFA under this programme.
  • The performance inspection agencies for Biomass projects are:
    • i) For Briquette/Pellet Manufacturing Plants:
      • Concerned State Nodal Agencies for Renewable Energy (SNAs); or
      • Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy (SSS-NIBE)
    • (ii) For Biomass (non-bagasse) cogeneration projects: Concerned State Nodal Agency (SNA) and Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of BioEnergy (SSS-NIBE).
How to avail the financial assistance
  • The proposal for grant of “In-Principle” approval of CFA will be accepted through(on BIOURJA portal: commissioning of the Biomass plant..
  • For projects with debt/loans from FIs/Banks, the Ministry shall issue an “In-Principle” approval with the concurrence of IFD and approval of Secretary, MNRE.
  • For projects without debt/loan or projects the Implementation Agency shall examine and put up the applications to Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) following which the Ministry shall issue an “In-Principle” approval with the concurrence of IFD and approval of Secretary, MNRE.
  • The time period for commissioning is 12 months for Briquette / Pellet Manufacturing plants and 24 months for Biomass (non-bagasse) cogeneration plants from the date of “In-Principle” approval.
Whom to contact (Sh. Vikram Dhaka, Biomass Division, Email:
Relevant Document
  1. Administrative approval for implementation of Biomass Programme under the Umbrella scheme of National Bioenergy Programme for duration of FY 2021-22 to 2025-26 (Phase-I)

  1. To promote biogas based Decentralized Renewable Energy Sources of power generation (Off-Grid), in the capacity range of 3 kW to 250 kW or thermal energy for heating/ cooling applications from the biogas generation produced from Biogas plants of 30 M3 to 2500 M3 size.
  2. To process scientifically the organic wastes/ Biomass waste as feed stocks for the purpose of setting up
  3. Biogas Plants as a source of RE under, such as cattle dung/ animal wastes, food & kitchen waste, poultry dropping waste in single mode or with mix of poultry waste and cattle dung/ goat & sheep dropping, paddy straw, green grass including elephant grass/ Napier grass grown specially for biogas production. Also wastes from rural Industries such as residue /effluents from Agro Processing Industries and Food Processing Industries/ Food Processing Parks, Agricultural Farms/ Dairy Farms, Gaushalas and Milk processing effluent from all dairies.
  4. Creation of biogas plant facilities for Farmers/ Dairy Farmers / Individual organizations in Rural Areas.
Period2017-18 to 2019-20 (Co-terminus with 14th Finance Commission, up to 31.03.2020) (extended up to 31.03.2021)
Salient Features
  • Particularly beneficial for rural and semi-urban areas for meeting electrical and thermal energy demands, particularly for small dairy, poultry farms.
  • The applicable rates of CFA/ Subsidy for setting up of Biogas based Power Generation (Off-grid) and Thermal application projects are provided in three slabs of sizes of Biogas Plants and corresponding Power generation/ Thermal Energy generation capacity which varies from Rs. 25,000/- to Rs. 40,000/- per KW for Power and Rs. 12,500/- per KWe to Rs.20,000/- per KWe of thermal energy.
  • In all the projects categories, the CFA will be paid on re-reimbursement basis, except for the SC & ST categories and all categories beneficiaries of North Eastern Region States where in the CFA at the rate of 50% of the estimated CFA of the project will be given at the middle of the project execution and the balance 50% after proper completion and commissioning of the project in all respect and submission of all the required project performance data and financial documentations.
How to avail the financial assistanceThe CFA is given on reimbursement basis after successful completion and commissioning of the project in all respect. The CFA rates are given as per the Annexure-IIA and Annexure-IIB of the Administrative Sanction -cum-Guidelines for implementation of the Central Sector Scheme, Biogas based Power Generation and Thermal Application Programme (BPGTP) dated 29.11.2018 placed on MNRE website.
Whom to contact
  1. The proposals to be submitted through the designated States Programme Implementing Agencies as per the scheme for Administrative Sanction of the MNRE. The Scheme is being implemented by Agriculture and Rural Development Departments of the States and Dairy Cooperatives.
  2. The programme is also implemented by the State Renewable Energy Agencies (SNAs), Biogas Development and Training Centres (BDTCs), Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in States whereAgriculture and State Rural Development Departments are not in a position to implement the scheme.
Relevant Document
  1. Continuation/Extension of ongoing public funded Central Sector Scheme, "Biogas based Power Generation (Off-grid) and Thermal energy application Programme (BPGTP)" during 2020-21 (11-06-2020)
  2. Administrative sanction cum Guidelines for implementation of the Central Sector Scheme, Biogas based Power Generation and Thermal Application Ptogramme (BPGTP) during 2017-18 to 2019-20 (29-11-2018)

  1. To provide clean cooking fuel for kitchens, lighting and meeting other thermal and small power needs of farmers/dairy farmers /users including individual households and to improve organic manure system based on bio slurry from biogas plants in rural and semi urban areas by setting up of small size biogas plants of 1 to 25 Cubic Metre capacity.
  2. To mitigate drudgery of women and time saving for them for other livelihood activities and reduce pressure on forests and accentuate social benefits;
  3. To improve sanitation in rural and semi-urban areas including linking sanitary toilets with cattle dung biogas plants;
  4. To provide biogas plant produced slurry (liquid / semi-solid or dried) as an organic enriched bio- manure to help reduce use of chemical fertilizers such as urea, linking biogas slurry with enrichment units such as vermicomposting, Phosphate Rich Organic Manure (PROM) plants and other organic enrichment facilities as a source of value addition to bio gas plant slurry.
  5. To meet ‘lifeline energy’ needs for clean cooking as envisaged in “Integrated Energy Policy” of NITI Aayog (erstwhile Planning Commission).
  6. To help in combating and reduction in causes of climate change by preventing emissions of Green House Gases ( GHGs) such as carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere.
PeriodFinancial Year 2017-18 to 2019-20, co-terminating with 14th
Finance Commission Period on 31.03.2020 (extended up to 31.03.2021). 
Salient Features
  1. Allocation of Annual Targets by the MNRE to all State Implementing Agencies under NNBOMP with the starting of Financial Year.
  2. Provision of 50% advance release of funds for annual allocated targets to the designated SND, PIAs i.e. State Rural Development Departments/ State Nodal Agencies and KVIC, Mumbai for Biogas plants.
  3. Special rates of CFA for NER States, SC and ST Categories for Biogas Plants.
  4. Provision of an additional Subsidy for cattle dung based biogas plants if linked with sanitary toilets, only for individual households (Rs. 1600/- Per Biogas Plant).
  5. Addl. CFA for purchasing of 100% biogas engines and transportation of biogas from the site of the biogas plant to the site of biogas engine also incentivised.
  6. Across the country 8 number of Biogas Development and Training Centres (BDTCs) are providing technical and trainings, Field Inspections and information & publicity assistance to the State Rural Development Departments/ State Nodal Agencies for biogas Development and awareness.
  7. Various types of training courses such as Construction-cum-Maintenance, Refresher Training Courses, Users’ Courses, Biogas Turn-Key Workers Course, Staff Training Courses and Skill Development Courses have been designed for imparting knowledge and skill development, create a cadre of biogas masons and technicians skilled in the construction, installation commissioning and maintenance of approved models of biogas plants under the scheme.
  8. Different types of Biogas Plant Models available such as (i) Deenbandhu fixed dome model (ii) KVIC’s Floating Dome Design; and (iii) Prefabricated Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) digester with KVIC floating drum
  9. Provisions of 100% Physical Verification and Sample Village-wise biogas plant Monitoring mechanism.
  10. For Motivation and appreciation by MNRE to SRDDs & State Office of KVIC for overall performance and achieving highest annual targets allocated under the Scheme.
The details of the complete scheme Administrative Sanction -cum- Guidelines, dated 30.05.2018 are available on MNRE web site.
How to avail the financial assistance
  • Under NNBOMP, SND, SNA, State Rural Development Departments and KVIC will identify feasible biogas plant sites / beneficiaries and selection of the potential beneficiaries and their applications for biogas plants;
  • The applicable CFA / Subsidy amount will be disbursed to the beneficiaries of biogas plants by crediting to their Bank Accounts after completion and commissioning of biogas plants.
  • If biogas plant beneficiary has taken loan for setting up of biogas plant from Scheduled Banks or Cooperative Banks or under the KCC or from NABARD / IREDA, NABARD authorized Financial Institutions for Agriculture, the CFA/subsidy amount would be deposited / transferred directly to his Biogas Loan Account seeded with Aadhar Numbers of the beneficiaries by following DBT route.
  • Payment of Turn-Key Job Fee at the rates prescribed for setting up of Biogas plants and rendering quality biogas services on turn-key basis by the corporate bodies/ registered Societies/ approved, trained & registered Private entrepreneurs categories as given under eligibility at ‘A’ above will be released by the MNRE, SNA, SND & KVIC, Mumbai after satisfactory completion and commissioning of the biogas plants and on receipt of claims in the proforma on receipt of the final claims all duly audited and certified by the Head of the main programme implementing agencies
Whom to contactInterested users / beneficiary should contact to the concerned State Nodal Department, Agencies, NDDB or KVIC State Office/ Regional Offices for installation of biogas plants under NNBOMP.
Relevant Document
  1. Biogas Application Web Portal & Mobile App under New National Biogas and Organic Manure Programme (NNBOMP) (07-12-2020)
  2. Allocation of physical targets for setting up small Biogas Plants under New National Biogas and Organic Manure Programme (NNBOMP) during 2020-21 (24-07-2020)
  3. Continuation/Extension of ongoing public funded Central Sector Scheme, "New National Biogas and Organic Manure Programme (NNBOMP)" beyond 31.03.2020 and during the years 2020-21-reg (11-06-2020).
  4. Administrative Sanction-cum- Guidelines for implementation of the Central sector Scheme, New National Biogas and Organic Manure Programme (NNBOMP) during the period 2017-18 to 2019-20, co- terminating with 14th Finance Commission period on 31.03.2020 (30-05-2018)