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  project name ~ Biogas-VMT

category ~ Rural Development and Environment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Biogas-VMT

  NGO

 

VMT (Venu Madhuri Trust)

  Category

 

Rural Development and Environment

  District

 

Kolhapur

  State

 

Maharashtra

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 174995

 

  Year Approved

 

2008

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Dushyant Sethi
Nitin Paradkar
Sivasankari Krishnanji
Vijay Loganathan

 

College Park
Dallas
Dallas
Buffalo

 

  Caption

 

 

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  Summary

 

 

VMT is planning to install 75 Gobargas units in Ramanwadi and surrounding 3 villages. Each family will be supplied with fuel efficient stove.

These stoves will be manufactured locally after a scientific training to local person adding more work for hands locally on regular basis.

There are many examples of programs elsewhere where Gobargas digesters have been installed and later abandoned.

The selection of families is based on the number of cattle that they own.

VMT will employ one full-time field worker to visit the digesters on a regular basis.

Families will work with mason and will provide both money(500 Rs) as well as unskilled labor for the construction of their digester.

For those who do not have access to Gobargas digesters, health safe and fuel efficient cook stoves will be provided.

Also ongoing tree plantation program will fulfill some need of fuel wood, timber for furniture and other uses, and fodder for cattle

* Depending upon the funding limit of the willing AID-Chapter the proposal can be reworked by decreasing the Gobargas units.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Project is funded for 10 units. VMT was able to get additional discount of 3500 from Ministry of New and Renewable energy. The ZP (zhilaa Parikshad) gave additonal discount. The total unit supported are 18 with the additional discount.

 

  Goals

 

 

The Goal of VMT is to Install 75 Gobargas units in Ramanvadi and near by vilages. The tme frame for this project is 2 to 2.5 years. It also plans to work on installing of 150 fuel efficient wood stoves.

 
 

  


 
 
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