Previously, women used to have various health problems such as cough, severe headaches, respiratory problems, and eye-related problems as a result of burning firewood for cooking and heating. With the use of biogas, which is a clean energy in itself, they are relieved of these problems and enjoy living a healthy life. Women, who spend much of their time in the kitchen, are also relieved from washing dirty utensils blackened by the firewood. This is an added benefit from biogas to empower women in rural Nepal. The village children who often are engaged in collecting firewood can now regularly attend schools. This is because they need not have to fetch firewood from the forest.
The introduction of biogas plants has saved people's valuable time. The saved time can be used for other productive and income generating activities this in turn is expected to improve their economic status. Also, it has created many direct and indirect employment opportunities to the general people.
Biogas is an eco-friendly production of the energy. It helps to control the pollution, deforestation, and environmental degradation. It also helps to control the green house effects, climate change, global warming and so on. The by-product from biogas (effluents) is an effective fertilizer. In summary, the bio-gas plant provides a multitude of benefits.