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.

  • 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.

  • Sustainable Urban Transport Programme (2009-2018)

    The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, funded by Global Environment Facility, aims to strengthen capacities of government agencies national/state urban transport departments, municipal corporations and transport experts engaged in urban transport planning and regulations to reduce urban transport emissions causing environmental damage. The project will also demonstrate sustainable urban transport models in 10 cities in the country.

  • Improving Energy Efficiency in the Indian Railways System (September 2011 - December 2017)

    In partnership with the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, funded by Global Environment Facility, the project supports efforts to improve energy efficiency in the Indian Railways, which accounts for roughly 2.5 percent of the total electricity consumption in India. The focus is on institutional capacity development, technical training, implementation of energy-efficient technologies and sharing knowledge on best practices.

  • Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation into Production Sectors in the East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem, Andhra Pradesh (June 2011 - June 2018)

    The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, funded by Global Environment Facility, aims to remove key barriers to mainstreaming environmental management considerations into major production activities with a special focus on the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary.