New National Biogas and organic Manure Management Programme (NNBOMP)

New National Biogas and organic Manure Management Programme (NNBOMP)


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Introduction:-Biogas is a clean and efficient fuel. Biogas is produced from Cattle Dung, Human Excreta and other organic matter in Biogas Plant through a process called ‘Digestion’. Biogas contains 55% to 60% methane which is inflammable. It also contains 30% to 35% carbon dioxide and traces of Nitrogen, Hydrogen and Water. Bio slurry which is bye product has manurial value more than farm yard manure.
The objectives of the scheme are as follows:-

  • To provide clean cooking fuel for kitchen, 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 biogas plants.
  • To mitigate drudgery of women and time saving for them for other livelihood activities and reduce pressure on forests and accentuate social benefits;
  • To improve sanitation in rural and semi-urban areas including linking sanitary toilets with cattle dung biogas plants.
  • To provide biogas plant produced slurry (liquid/semi-solid or dried) as and 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 biogas plant slurry.
  • To meet ‘lifeline energy’ needs for cooking as envisaged in ‘’integrated Energy Policy’’ of NITI Aayog (erstwhile Planning Commission)
  • To help in combating and reduction in causes of climate change by preventing emissions of Green Houses Gases (GHGs) such as carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere.

Potential and Achievement:-  A cumulative total of 1.75 Lakh Family type biogas plants have been set up in the State of Punjab upto 31.3.2019. against estimated potential of 4.5 lakh plants. Approved designs of family type biogas plants.

Use of Domestic type Biogas Plants.;-
Biogas can be used in a specially designed burner for cooking. A biogas plant of 6 cum. capacity is sufficient for providing cooking fuel to a family of 10 to 12 members.
Lighting :-    

Gas lamps can be fueled by biogas. The requirement of gas   for powering a 100 candle lamp (60 W) is 0.13 cum. per hour.
Power Generation :
Biogas can be used to operate a dual fuel engine and can replace upto 80% of   diesel. Now 100% Biogas Engine with Generators are also available which are suitable for large size biogas plants.
Procedures of Implementation :-
This programme is being implemented with the active participation of Turnkey workers who have been trained by Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana. The turnkey workers arrange a trained  mason for installation of Biogas plants, helps the beneficiary for procuring good quality material which includes burners and other fittings required for the biogas plants. The turnkey worker got filled the application form of the beneficiary for informing the concerned field officer for starting the installation of Biogas plant. Then the beneficiary got installed the plant through trained mason under the supervision of turnkey worker and field officer of PEDA. After completion / commissioning of the biogas plant the application is submitted to Head Quarter of PEDA for release of permissible subsidy to beneficiaries and SEW charges to the concerned SEW. After sample checking from H.Q. level, the subsidy and SEW charges are released. The turnkey worker stands guaranteed for five  years for successful operation of the biogasplant.  

Pattern of Central Financial Assistance for 2019-20
Rate of Central Financial Assistance (CFA)
Rates of Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for different approved component of New national Biogas and organic Manure Programme (NNBOMP) are as given below .
Central Financial Assistance under the New national Biogas and organic Manure Programme (NNBOMP) w.e.f 01.04.2018 for the medium term plan of 14th Finance Commission up to March, 2020 for Biogas Plant size from 1 cu.m. to 25 cu.m per day are as follows:-

Sr No.

Particulars of Central Financial Assistance (CFA)

Biogas Plants under NNBOMP (size 1 to 25  cubic metre biogas per day)


Central subsidy Rates Applicable (in Rs. Per plant))

1 cubic Metre

2-6 Cubic Metre

8-10 cubic metre

15 cubic metre

20-25 cubic metre


For the State of Punjab







Additional Subsidy for cattle dung based biogas plants if linked with sanitary toilets, only for individual households1600 (Rs. Per biogas Plants) fixed







Turn-Key job fee for construction, supervision, commissioning, and free O&M warranty for five years trouble free operations of plant including quality control at all levels.

Rs. 2500/- per biogas plant for fixed dome design construction based plants such as Deenbandhu and floating gasholder KVIC type brick masonry models from 1 to 10 m3     and Rs. 4500/-per plant for 15 to 25 m3 plant size. Trun Keyjob fee will also be provided for eligible biogas plants for pre-fabricated plants as per above mentioned models involving part construction work either for digester or dome.
Turn Key job fee at the flat rate of Rs. 1000/- per plant will be also eligible for biogas plants of size ranging from 1 to 25 m3 which are completely pre-fabricated manufactured biogas plants and made up of standard quality material FRP/HDPE/PVC etc. as already approved or as and when approved by MNRE. However, no Turn Key Job Fee will be payable for bag type digesters made of rubberized nylon fabric (flexi model) plants as it does not involve higher construction techniques and any supervision of construction. The manufactures and developers of such biogas plants for implementation under this scheme will have to provide a free warranty and guarantee of five years for all plants for post installation trouble free operations under the terms and conditions of Turn-Key job work scheme applicable including for all those who are implementing the scheme on bidding basis.

Approved Models of Biogas Plants and Appliances
Approved models of Family Type Biogas Plants/small biogas Plants.
Appropriate size and models of biogas plants would be selected on the basis of preference/choice of the beneficiaries and shall be installed keeping in view the technical requirements such as location, distance between kitchen and cattle-shed, availability of water and main feed-stock cattle dung and other biodegradable organic biomass wastes and sanitary toilets. Approved models for such plants are available from 1 to 25 m3 capacities for fixed dome design and floating Gas holder KVIC design models of plants. In addition, the ferrocement and Brick-masonry biogas plants, prefabricated models of Deenbandhu biogas plants made of High Density Polyethelene (HDPE) and KVIC model and Deenbandhu Model of Plants made of Fiber-glass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) and Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) material based approved biogas plants would be covered under the scheme. Only the MNRE approved specifications/ ISI marked models of biogas plants and approved by BIS will be eligible for CFA under NNBOMP.
The MNRE approved models of biogas plants are available from 1 M m3 per day capacities for fixed dome design and floating Gasholder KVIC design type biogas plants. The commonly used and approved models of biogas plants are as given under:-

Sl No.

Biogas Plant Models*

Specifications/Ministry’s letter Nos. and dated and date of approval.


Fixed Dome /Gasholder Biogas Plants:

  • Deenbandhu fixed dome model with brick masonry costruction.
  • Deenbandhu Ferro-cement model with in -situ technique.
  • Prefabricated RCC fixed dome model.
  • Solid-state Deenbandhu fixed Dome.
  • Ministry’s letter No. 13-10/96-BG dated 10.1.2002.
  • Code of Practices (Second Revision, IS 9478:1989 of the BIS, New Delhi.
  • Ministry’s letter No. 13-11/99-BG dated 5.3.1999
  • Ministry’s O.M No. 13-5/2016-BG (NBMMP) dated 07.11.2016


Floating Dome Design Biogas Plants:

  • KVIC floating steel metal Gasholder with brick masonry digester
  • KVIC floating gasholder type plant with Ferro-Cement digester.
  • KVIC design biogas plant with Fibre Glass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) and Digester.
  • Pragati Model Biogas Plants.
  • KVIC design type digester with floating Gasholder, made up of HDPE/PVC/FRP/RCC etc. material plant
  • Code of Practices (Second Revision), IS 9478:1989 of the BIS, New Delhi.
  • Code of practice IS-12986:1990 of BIS, New Delhi. Specifications of FRP Gasholder should be as per IS-12986:1990
  • Code of Practices (Second Revision),IS 9478:1989 of the BIS , New Delhi.
  • MNRE O.M No. 18-1/2014-BE(NBMMP) dated 26.11.2014



Prefabricated model Biogas Plants.

  • Prefabricated Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) digester with KVIC floating drum/gasholder.
  • Ministry’s O.M. NO. 18-1/2014 BE (NBMMP), dated 26.11.2014


Bag Type Biogas Plants. (Flexi model)

  • Ministry’s letter No. 7-39/89-BG dated 14.7.95