SEDS for pro-poor biogas project
Anantapur: Social Education and Development Society (SEDS), a grassroots NGO in Anantapur district is making arrangements to setup a pro-poor biogas CDM project. 5000 ‘gobar' gas units will be built in 5 mandals as part of the project, Director of SEDS Rajan Joshua informed in a press release.
The use of biogas as a cooking fuel brings an improvement in the overall quality of life. The primary objective of the CDM Project is to provide clean and smoke-free cooking environment.
It reduces the drudgery of rural women and time and money saved can be used by them to undertake other activities. As part of the project, revenues will flow back to the people after fulfilling the initial 7 year crediting period, 80 per cent of all future CER revenues will be paid out to each of the women running the biogas units.
The remaining 20 p.c. will be set aside in a long term fixed deposit account and to pay the salaries of SEDS staff, cover all costs of repair and to provide grants to end users facing a shortage of substrate.Staff Reporter