Clean and Green Energy
Electricity and LPG are still out of reach of the rural poor in many parts Odisha. Disadvantaged rural groups, especially women, continue to use kerosene lamps for home lighting and firewood stoves for cooking which release several harmful gases and pollute indoor atmosphere. These harmful gases act as a poison which slowly impact particularly women’s health. Keeping this in view, NIRMAN is promoting the use of green energy like solar light and fuel-efficient stoves in rural areas thereby increasing the access for the rural poor to clean energy which has helped decrease the use of fuel-wood consumption by 65 %. NIRMAN has made the lives of tribals easier by establishing a solar powered millet processing unit in Kandhamal which is run and managed by Women Self Help Groups. This has immensely reduced the drudgery associated with traditional milling of millets.
Our Vision is promoting equitable
Nirman focuses on restoring the ecosystems with rich biodiversity and has specific intervention in agriculture, natural resource management and governance. The organization is concerned with issues relating to the negative impact of climatic variations and current development paradigm that has endangered the natural resources and traditional knowledge base. Thus, it yearns to have sovereignty over the seed, the soil, the land, water, the indigenous knowledge system and strives to achieve sustainable use of natural resources and democratize its governance pattern.