The Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) scheme was first announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his budget speech on February 1. Further Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Radio address discussed about the GOBAR-Dhan scheme which would be useful for converting waste into energy and would make the farmers more self-reliant apart from converting ‘waste to energy.’ The scheme GOBAR-Dhan Yojana would focus on managing and converting cattle dung and solid waste in farms to compost, biogas and bio-CNG.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi specifically emphasized and added in his statement “The GOBAR-Dhan yojana must also be seen as a source of income for the farmers of rural India”.
Benefits under the Gobar Dhan Scheme:
Under this scheme , Gobar Dhan Yojana,The government will educate farmers to help set up their own compost plants and also farmers will be able to make use of easily available Compost fertilizer for their farm lands.The government also aims at providing good infrastructure for the villages so the overall GDP of the country global wise could be much better, the Biogas can further be used for generating electricity for the villages due to availability of surplus amount of dung. The government has announced that dung can be transformed into a type of Bio fertilizer that can be used by the villagers and the fuel can also be used as a subsidy for CNG and LPG.
- The Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) scheme aims to ensure cleanliness in villages and generate wealth and energy by converting cattle dung and solid agricultural waste into compost and Bio Gas.
- The Gobar Dhan scheme or Gobar Dhan Yojana will provide various benefits specially to the rural people like livestock health will improve and farm yields will increase, also the village will be clean and sanitized. Biogas generation would be used for cooking and lighting.
- Under the Swachch Bharat Mission (Rural), the Central government strides to use animal dung and other bio-waste to produce energy like some European countries and China.
- The farmers can get the right price for dung and agricultural waste from the buyers an online trading platform which will be created for better implementation of Gobar dhan Yojana.
The Union Finance Ministry (Department of Revenue) has imposed anti-dumping duty on import of ceramic tableware and kitchenware from China in bid to protect domestic producers. Ceramic tableware and kitchenware shipped in from China will attract an anti-dumping duty of USD 1.04 per kg, making the imports expensive.
All India Pottery Manufacturers’s Association (AIPMA) and the Indian Ceramic Society had approached the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) for imposition of the levy on the items.
Anti-dumping Duty , it is an import duty imposed by government on imported products which are generally having prices less than their normal values or domestic price.Union Ministry of Commerce (i.e. by DGAD) levy Anti-dumping Duty in India, India has initiated maximum anti-dumping cases against “below-cost” imports from China.
- India has imposed anti-dumping duty on import of ceramic tableware and kitchenware from China in a bid to protect domestic producers. Countries initiate anti-dumping probes to determine if the domestic industry has been hurt by a surge in below-cost imports.
- The anti-dumping duty will not be applicable for the period between Dec 12, 2017, and Feb 20, 2018, when the provisional anti-dumping duty had lapsed. anti-dumping duty of $1.04 per kg on ceramic tableware and kitchenware is based on the findings of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties .
- Jun 12, 2017, India had imposed provisional anti-dumping duty on these goods for a period of six months. The domestic industry, it observed, has suffered material injury due to dumping.
- After a probe, the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) recommended imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports.the goods were being dumped into India and consequently causing injury to the domestic industry.
- The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) in its findings recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty in order to remove the injury to the domestic industry.