1. Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) Initiative 
  2. Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) Initiative 

The initiative was launched in October 2018 by the Ministry of Petroleum & natural gas in association with Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) Oil Marketing Companies (OMC) viz. Indian Oil Corporation LtdBharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

  • It is aimed toward fixing of Compressed Biogas production plants and making them available within the marketplace for use in automotive fuels by inviting Expression of Interest from potential entrepreneurs.
  • It will establish an ecosystem for the assembly of Compressed BioGas from various waste and biomass sources within the country resulting in multiple benefits viz.
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on Twitter: "#NaturalGasConclave2020  will witness participation from distinguished policy makers, State  Governments, senior officials from MoPNG, oil and gas experts from National  Oil Companies and delegates
  • Reduction of natural gas import
  • Reduction of GHG emission
  • Reduction in burning of agriculture residues
  • Remunerative income to farmers
  • Employment generation
  • Effective waste management etc.  

The initiative is in line with the goals of Atma Nirbhar Bharat, Swachh Bharat Mission and boosting the MSME sector.

Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

The Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs called upon Government e-Marketplace (GeM), to expand its scope and include more participants within the GeM portal for public procurement.

Government e-Marketplace (GeM)


  • It was launched in 2016 and operates under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Developed by
  • It has been developed by the Directorate General of Supplies and Disposal (DGS&D) with technical support of the National E-Governance Division (NEGD), Ministry of Electronics and knowledge Technology.  


  • to make sure that public procurement of products and services in India (done by government bodies) worth quite Rs. 5 lakh crore annually is administered through the web platform.
  • The procurement of products and services by ministries and therefore the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) is mandatory for goods and services available on GeM.
  • The portal provides a good range of products from office stationery to vehicles. Automobiles, computers and furniture are currently the highest product categories.  

Facilities provided by GeM

  • Listing of products for individual, prescribed categories of Goods/ Services of common use.
  • Estimation, comparison and buying facility on dynamic pricing basis.
  • Buying Goods and Services online, as and when required.
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