Karnataka Bio-fuel Development Program


Karnataka Biofuel Development Board, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore.

Total Budget

16.23 Lakhs

Project Period

2012 to 2016

Project Area

Bangalore Rural Dist: 4 taluks – Nelamangala, Doddaballapura, Hosakote and Devanahalli.


District Biofuel program management committee, Chief executive of Zilla panchayath, Dy. Conservative of Forests of District Social Forestry Department, Taluk Panchayat, Grama Panchayat and farmers. District bio-fuel Research & Demonstration centre, Raita Samparka Kendra (RSK).

Project Summary

IYD is implemented “Hasiru Honnu” , “Suvarna Bhoomi” and  “Baradu Bangara Yojane”  programs with the cooperation of Gramapanchayat, Forest Department and ZP


  • to ensure production of bio-fuel as an alternative energy to meet the demand through bio-fuel plantation as subsidiary income for small and marginal farmers.
  • to promote bio-fuel plantation in dryland farming under the ministry of Rural Development and Panchayath Raj (RDPR) department.


IYD as Lead   NGO     taken up Biofuel promotion activities and also facilitated the work with other local NGOs working in the District. Linked their programme with  local  based  NGOs  by coordinating,  liaison with ZP/ District Administration etc. District Biofuel Committee was formed headed by Chief executive of Zilla panchayath, Dy. Conservative of Forests of District Social Forestry Department, Agriculture and watershed departments.

Project Outputs

  • District Bio-fuel Development Committee has been formed and conducted the meetings on quarterly basis.
  • Training and awareness program were conducted for Panchayath Development officers (PDO’s) and GP members
  • World Bio-fuel day and World Environmental Day  have been celebrated in schools with the help of forest department to create awareness among village and the community
  • 1284 applications were sanctioned grants – small & marginal farmers to carry out the plantation of Biofuel plants. 

Impact / Outcome

  • Reduction of toxic emissions by use of bio-fuels, which are practically free of sulphurous compounds and hence, reduction of green house gas emission through substitution of fossil fuels with bio-fuels.
  • Earning carbon credits and promoting trading in CER’s.
  • Increasing rural income and women empowerment by generating rural employment.
  • Facilitating coordination of the work of different departments, NGO’s and private agencies dealing in various aspects of bio-fuels to aggregate all the information on bio-fuels in Karnataka at one place for better knowledge sharing, convergence and synergies.
  • Facilitating optimal land use for bio-fuels, avoiding competing needs of food security.
  • Facilitating optimal resource allocation and incentive (including disincentives) frame work for research, development, production and use of bio-fuels.
  • Synchronizing all other policies and programmes of the state which has direct or indirect bearing on harnessing bio-fuel potential of the state.

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