Creating rural livelihoods on surplus bio energy

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Rural areas have various form of biomass which can be used as input to Vaayu.

  1. Dung of all animals
  2. Green grass
  3. Human sewage
  4. Dried leaves
  5. All food waste

Depending on the seasonal availability of the above inputs we can design our systems. Through knowledge transfer we can enable rural people to drive this science. This includes installing, operating, trouble shooting.

Here are some of our installation in rural homes. Currently these are used for cooking. The next step is to start generating surplus and link a livelihood activity around it. Using this bio-energy has so many advantages

  1. It is renewable energy
  2. It makes the people self reliant
  3. It does not create smoke as against using wood for cooking which causes serious health damage

However the real problem that needs to be solved is how can rural people afford it. And to solve for this problem we are working to build livelihood programs on surplus energy. The first step would be food processing. Through this livelihood we will generate the income which will finance the Vaayu. If that happens then this proposition becomes bankabale and we can take this to many more families.

 

Above installation is at Village Aswali Harsh, in Trimbakeshwar Taluka of Nashik District. At the home of Shravan Bhau. We are doing this work in collaboration with Pragati Abhiyan Nashik. An organisation working on rural livelihood. We conducted a training of 15 people on how to make Vaayu. The focus was to initiate a thought process around what livelihood we can build using this energy.

 

Above installations are in Ratnagari district. In collaboration with JSW Ratnagiri CSR.

 

Above installation in Village Phalode near Rajgurunagar, Pune District.

Above is description of our Vaayu Mitra Ratna Rahate and Bhakti Rahate at Ratnagiri. It is our privilege that we get to work with such enthusiastic people who really care for the environment. This is right on the coast near Jaygad port.

This is the direction in which we are working. Taking our world to sustain on renewable energy!

2 thoughts on “Creating rural livelihoods on surplus bio energy

  1. नमस्ते

    में दक्षिण राजस्थान के जनजातीय बहुल (ट्राइबल बेल्ट) इलाके से हु जहा जागरूकता की बहुत जरूरत है … में अपनी तरफ से ग्रामीण इलाकों में कार्य कर रहा हु … अगर आपके साथ जुड़ कर काम कर सकू तो मुझे बड़ी प्रसन्नता होगी

    आपका अपना
    नीरज पाठक

  2. Great initiative by Priyadarshan and his team. Had visited his plant couple of days back and he showcased the BioGas system and the process. I really had a great time with you all.

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