New Gobar Gas Plants fired up

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Today we connected 2 double stoves to the new upper gobar-gas plant. Getting very good pressure in all stoves simultaneously. Also the guys from K.V.I.C. who helped us make the plants and gave us subsidy on them marked the completion by making me stand next to it with a date and number and what not and took a photo.  This I guess is to make sure that this was a genuine case and the subsidy has not been misused.

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9 comments so far


Hi, I have seen the layout of the Gober gas setup on your farm. If I may ask you, how much would it cost for the same. I guess you have 5+1 herd size at your farm.What kind of subsidy do you get for the same.Thnx,Vivek

August 17th, 2008 at 1:34 am

Hi Vivek,
Good to know that your are interested in constructing a gobar gas plant. We have 7 cows and 8 calves. We have 2 gobar gas plants of 4 cu ft capacity each.
We also put our bio-waste from your toilet into the gas plants but that requires some discipline. Like not using chemicals, soap in the toilet bowl and you cannot use too much water for flushing.
For costs it is better you call the people from K.V.I.C. who helped me build it. I can’t remember how much ours cost including the digging etc but we got a subsidy of about Rs 4000.- per plant. The K.V.I.C people are in Gudulur near Nilgiri hills but I am sure they will have a branch that can help you. Please speak to Mr. Saji John first as he is the person who visited our farm and guided the construction of the plant.

There information is:

People who helped us build these gobar gas plants.

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (K.V.I.C)

In our area it was Mr. Saji John – 94439-00727 OR Mr Roy – 04262-22-6321

The A.D.O. of KVIC is a very helpful gentleman called Mr. Jaibalu and his mobile is 098941-93057.

Hope that helps and all the best with your plans.


August 17th, 2008 at 3:10 am
rajendra dharashivkar

hi, i am interested to set up gobergas plant , I have 10 buffalos, how will you help me ?

September 29th, 2008 at 1:12 am

Hi Rajendra,
Check out the comment above yours and you will find the details about setting up Gobar Gas plants. I don’t know where exactly you live but here we approached the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (K.V.I.C) and they helped us. Details are all above.
Hope that helps.

October 2nd, 2008 at 5:51 am

Hi, i want to set up a gobar gas plant, i’m from pakistan, need to know what matrail is needed & used & how? are there any design how to construct a plant in details? i hope someone will help me please with regards to this, thanks in advance.please email me at RASHID99@HOTMAIL.COM

October 8th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

Hi Rashid,
There are lots of designs for gobar gas plants but I am afraid the kind that we have made which is a fixed dome type made of cement requires special people who are trained to make it. Here in India there is a government organisation called Khadi and Village Industries Commission (K.V.I.C) that helped me do it and I have provided their details on our gobar gas page. Beyond that you will have to search on Google and ask people around you in Pakistan. Sorry but that is all I can suggest.

October 9th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Hi Mansoor, found some interesting article on simple, yet powerful technology for the people for Sustainable Energy. Very inspiring and maybe of interest to you. http://www.arti-india.org/content/view/45/52/

October 19th, 2008 at 3:07 pm
Rajaram, Perambalur, TN

good inspiring work. would appreciate some details on how you are handling sanitation in your farm. does human waste go into the bio-gas plants? or are there composting toilets?

hope you are putting the whey and the wastewater generated to good use. hope I am not bothering you with my queries, can’t help it as I am an environmental engineer.

March 9th, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Hi Rajaram,
Well our cowshed organic matter and the toilets of one of our cottages and the whey from the cheesemaking goes into the gobar gas plant. Unfortunately not for the other cottages due to restrictions of levels as we are on a hill side. Do hope to work on this in the future 🙂

April 30th, 2015 at 7:32 am

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