Villages with technologies like small, household-sized biogas plants, improved smokeless stoves, solar-energy technology, improved water mills to generate electric power, stand-alone systems like micro-hydro power for rural electrification, and solar-powered drying units, can do wonders for these communities and the environment as well.
The objective of this project is the implementation of low-cost renewable energy technology & capacity-building activities at the village level. Community members are involved in the planning and implementation process.
This campaign focuses on creating development-focused, low-carbon communities of practice in existing villages. These Practices include mitigation technologies like small, household-sized biogas plants, improved smokeless stoves, solar-energy technology, improved water mills to generate electric power stand-alone systems like pico-/micro-hydropower for rural electrification solar-powered drying unitsIt also includes adaptation technologies such as organic farming, roof-water harvesting, water-lifting technologies like hydraulic ram pumps, and other solutions.
Villages are ill-equipped to deal with the quickly shifting but poorly understood implications of climate change on their land and livelihoods because they are often left on the periphery of national and sub-regional policymaking.Village communities are also excellent examples of contextually relevant, small-scale adaptation and mitigation innovations.
TECH INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT
- Bamboo-based biogas plants
- Rain roof water collecting with bamboo
- Bamboo-based solar dryers.
- Baskets constructed of bamboo for composting
- Plantation drives
- Pollution-free cooking in the Eco-dwellings.
- The “Heera” stove is an improved hybrid cookstove.
- The poly house seedlings will be used to enhance agroforestry.
This Campaign includes health and sanitation training, climate change awareness, and women’s empowerment programmes.