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SATAT initiative

3rd June, 2021 Environment

GS PAPER II: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

Context: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel launched initiatives to provide major fillip to the SATAT scheme, and help India leap ahead towards a greener tomorrow.

  • This included signing of a Cooperation Agreement by Oil and Gas majors including IndianOil, HPCL, BPCL, GAIL and IGL, for the promotion and development of the SATAT (Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation) scheme.
  • IndianOil shall act as coordinator under the SATAT scheme and liaison with the Government and other agencies on behalf of Industry members.

SATAT initiative:

  • The initiative was launched in October 2018 by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in association with Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) and Oil Marketing Companies (OMC).
  • Aim: To achieve production of 15 MMT of CBG from 5000 plants by 2023.
  • It set up Compressed Biogas production plants and make them available in the market to use in automotive fuels by inviting potential entrepreneurs.

Significance

  • Boost to entrepreneurship, rural economy and employment.
  • generate good employment opportunities.
  • Reduction in import of natural gas and crude oil.
  • Better waste management and reduction in carbon emission.

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