Creating a community based sustainable model for providing Biomass energy to meet the electricity needs of the entire village of kabbigere in Karnataka.
The video demonstrates how a UNDP project, supported by the Global Environment Facility and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India in Punjab is transforming a liability into a resource by converting cattle dung into electricity and organic manure. This one megawatt bio-methanation project, the first of its kind in India, produces about 18,000 KWh of electrical energy daily and transforms processed dung into 50 tons of organic manure, which in turn has helped farmers increase their crop output. The project, which has received the Best Green Power plant award at the 2007 Asian Power awards, has also helped reduce about 33,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually and generated additional income for the people of Haebowal in Punjab.
Conservation of the Gulf of mannar biosphere reserves coastal biodiversity by strengthening anti-poaching measures and promoting sustainable alternative livelihood measures.
Rivers of Hope
The video shows how small hydel power plants, set up as a result of a joint partnership between UNDP, the Global Environment Facility and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, are not only supplying stable, uninterrupted electricity to remote villages of the Himalayan regions of India, but also generating jobs and livelihoods for local people. While the average cost of grid electricity ranges from Rs 4 kwh to Rs 6 kwh, the cost of power supplied by small hydel projects is only Rs 2 per kwh.