Environment and Energy

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  • Implementation of Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation in Jharkhand (2016 - 2019)

    Millions of people in India depend upon the Ganga for their livelihood and well-being. A lifeline for almost 45 percent of the population, the river today suffers from overuse and pollution. This partnership between the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, the Government of Jharkhand and the United Nations Development Programme aims to reduce contamination and improve the health and quality of life for 46,100 households in 78 villages in Jharkhand. The rejuvenation of the river is a key priority for the Government of India, and through the National Mission for Clean Ganga it aims to address a range of challenges, including waste water and solid waste management, industrial effluence and river front development.

  • Removal of Barriers to Biomass Power Generation in India, Phase I (September 2006 - March 2016)

    With support from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, funded by Global Environment Facility, the project aims to accelerate the use of environmentally sustainable biomass power and co generation technologies in the country and improve electricity supply through renewable energy sources.

  • Upscaling Energy Efficient Production in Small Scale Steel Industry in India (June 2013 - June 2015)

    The project, in partnership with the Government of India and supported by AusAid, aims to upscale energy efficient interventions in the steel re-rolling mills sector and other sub-sectors of the small scale steel industry in India. This will enable mitigation of GHG emissions and lead to improvement in productivity.

  • Market Development and Promotion of Solar Concentrators Based Process Heat Applications in India (March 2012 - March 2017)

    The project, supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, funded by Global Environment Facility, aims to promote and develop a viable and strong market for solar concentrators in India to reduce or replace use of conventional fuels that degrade the environment.

  • Scale-up of Access to Clean Energy for Rural Productive and Domestic Use (2015-2019)

    In partnership with Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, funded by Global Environment Facility, the project aims to demonstrate and develop the market for Renewable Energy Technology Packages for Rural Livelihoods (RETPRLs) in three selected states—Assam, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh. The RETPRLs include: solar lighting systems; solar and/or biomass waste–powered micro grids for common facilities; solar irrigation pumps; improved commercial biomass cook-stoves; poultry-litter-based biogas plants; poultry-litter-based briquetting units; solar dryers for vegetables, spices and fish; solar-powered milk chillers; and cold rooms for storage of horticultural produce. The target livelihood sectors include poultry, fisheries, dairy, horticulture, khadi (homespun cloth) and silk weaving, bamboo, and commercial cooking (e.g. tea stalls, sweet shops and street food vendors).