In Pakistan, rural households often depend on fuel wood for domestic use such as cooking and lighting, therefore exhausting forests and damaging the environment. The households often lack access to modern sources of energy or they cannot afford it.
Started in 2009, the goal of the five-year Pakistan Domestic Biogas Programme (PDBP) is to improve the livelihoods and quality of life of rural farmers through exploiting the market and non-market benefits of domestic biogas. The purpose of the programme is to develop a commercially viable domestic biogas sector.
The Rural Support Programme Network (RSPN) is engaged as the main implementing partner, supplemented by NGOs, farmers’ organisations and dairy organisations. SNV provides technical assistance.
This e-newsletter includes articles on:
- CEO of RSPN visits PDBP office and biogas households;
- Biogas Construction Companies’ review meeting;
- Pakistan Biogas Association;
- Awareness raising;
- Mason training for construction of international standard biogas plant;
- CSR award 2012 in alternative energy.
The SNV Domestic Biogas Newsletter provides interesting short articles on SNV-supported countries worldwide. The sixth issue (March 2012) presents:
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