Clean & Green Energy
Presently, for the rural poor in Odisha, electricity and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) are unavailable and not affordable. Rural poor especially women, are using kerosin lamps for home lighting and firewood stoves/chulas for cooking which release several harmful gases and pollutes indoor atmospheres. These harmful gases act as poison which slowly impacts women's health.
Keeping this in mind , NIRMAN is initiating the use of green energy in rural areas. It is promoting solar light and efficient bio-mass stoves to tribal and rural households, those which have been depending on Kerosin lamps for home lighting and firewood for cooking. Through green energy initiative, NIRMAN is providing the rural poor with access to clean energy and has already decreased the use of firewood consumption by 66 %.