“Project Prayaas introduces climate friendly interventions to improve quality of life in rural areas while reducing total carbon foot print to help climate mitigation.”
Biomass is one of the key energy sources in rural India and constitutes 75% of the total energy consumption.
Fuel wood collection and consumption are intricately linked to natural resource management. Demand for fuel wood from forests and commons causes resource degradation to the extent that collection exceeds sustainable yield.
The fragile Himalayan environment is suffering from slow but consistent deforestation and soil erosion, which is threatening the regions’ biodiversity. The use of fuel wood as a primary source of energy for domes tic and commercial use is a cause of severe deforestation in Himalayas.
Technical Partner – Fair climate network
Knowledge Partner – Environmental Defense Fund
Supported by – Indigo Airlines (CSR)
FILED IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURE
Project impact and outcomes
Reduces drudgery to women who spend long hours and travel long distances to collect fuel wood.
Reduces indoor air pollution, thus eliminating health hazards for women and children.
It leads to better manure management thus keeping the surroundings clean and reduce some of the disease causing pathogens
Improves the local environment by reducing uncontrolled deforestation in the project area
Will lead to soil improvement by providing high quality manure
Will provide employment to local communities through construction and maintenance of biogas units.
Firewood saved 15,00,000 kg approx.
Man days created – 28740
Job created – 105
Minimized Human wildlife conflict
Till now approx. 53000 tons of carbon emission reduced