Govt Constitutes Coordination Committee For Implementation, Monitoring Of SATAT

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered the constitution of a coordination committee headed by Chief Secretary for the implementation and monitoring of Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transpiration (SATAT) in the Union Territory.

Quoting an order issued by Secretary to the Government, Dr Piyush Singla news agency KNO reported that sanction is hereby accorded to the constitution of the coordination committee for implementation and monitoring of Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transpiration (SATAT) in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The order issued under number 1377-JK(GAD) of 2022, dated 17-11-2022 reads that the 11-member committee has been directed to prepare UT level action plan for SATAT covering plant locations, assessing feedstock availability and Compressed Biogas (CBG)  potential off-take plan.

The coronation committee is headed by Chief Secretary while nine others including    Administrative Secretary, Agriculture Production Department, Administrative Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, Administrative Secretary, PW(R&B) Department, Administrative Secretary, Power Development Department,  Administrative Secretary, Forest, Ecology and Environment Department, Administrative Secretary, Rural Development Department, Administrative Secretary, Cooperatives Department, Administrative Secretary, Transport Department and Representative of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd have been appointed as Members of the panel.

It further adds that Administrative Secretary, Science & Technology Department has been appointed as member Secretary of the Coordination committee.

The coordination committee has been asked to create UT level ecosystem for setting up and associated activities of Compressed Biogas (CBG) projects.

“Coordination among various stakeholders of SATAT initiative and to implement single window clearance for CBG projects/expediting clearances at central and UT level agencies for establishing CBG projects. Financing of CBG projects, coordination and support,” the coordination committee as per the order has been tasked.

“Bench marking of technology and cost of CBG projects and empanelment of institutions/ technology providers. To create synergy with CGD (City Gas Distribution) entities for marketing of CBG. To create enabling mechanism for establishing biomass/organic waste supply chain for ensuring sustainable supply of biomass/ organic waste for CBG projects,” the order said.

Among other directions, the coordination committee has been tasked to create ecosystem for marketing of FOM (Fermented Organic Manure) and liquid FOM.

It has been asked to provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss issues related to CBG projects. As per the order, the coordination committee has been directed to propose fiscal incentives and initiative for CBG plants.

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