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Green Energy

Goal 7 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) talks about “ensuring access to clean and affordable energy, which is key to the development of agriculture, business, communications, education, healthcare and transportation.”

Our focus areas:

  • Promoting the adoption of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind in off-grid and remote areas.
  • Implementing energy efficiency programs to reduce overall energy consumption in communities, businesses, and public spaces.
  • Offering training programs on renewable energy technologies, installation, and maintenance to local communities.
  • Building local capacity to ensure the sustainability of implemented projects.
  • ridging the energy access gap by deploying decentralized energy solutions.

Our green energy projects are executed through evidence-based implementation strategies. We collaborate with the Government and private stakeholders. Additionally, we leverage diverse communication channels, including television, radio, print media, and social media to engage with the wider public, raising awareness about our initiatives and promoting sustainable practices.

Case study


Gifting underprivileged Tribals of Naardigochha Village a quality life: An MDG Village initiative

Nardigochha is a remote tribal village having no permanent all-weather roads to connect with the rest of the world. It is located within the reserve forest area of Daspalla Block (local government unit) having only tribals as its residents. They used to earn their livelihood by collecting products from the forest and little bit of cultivation. Failing to sustain their family was forced to go out the village as daily labourers. Due to remotely located, inaccessible and forest coverage, the dark village is yet to experience illumination brought about by electricity even after so many years of independence.

Village road before our intervention

Village road after our intervention

Problem Faced:

The only source of consumable water was one open shallow well and one broken tube well. During rainy season the open shallow well used to get filled with muddy water and was difficult to consume. And as the well was open, it was life-threatening for all residents’ especially young children and old people who used to go near that well. As the tube well which was the only source of pure water needed repairs periodically, villagers had to wait for days to get pure water. The entire village consists of 93 villagers residing in 20 houses had no sanitary facilities. They had to go out to the fields or nearby forest for toilet purpose. This was both embarrassing and troublesome for them. During rainy season, their lives used to become more miserable because of lack of proper facilities. Children’s education also used to get effected because of the distance of their school from their village. Being a tribal and uneducated unit, the village was far from access to all modern facilities.

Solution Provided:

TWF provided consultancy services to the Orissa State Volunteers and Social Workers Association (OSVSWA) and AIODM in collaboration with external donors and support from government to identify such grimly village and taken up the challenge to convert it into a MODEL VILLAGE. By taking care of people’s demands, realizing the on ground situation and people’s interest for taking ownership, the model village project was undertaken. Thus providing the community a self-owned/long-term managed solar powered safe drinking water system, community toilet, provision of solar lanterns, solar street lighting kit, provision of market linkage to sale leaf plates, bamboo sticks and bamboo baskets, honey, and other minor forest products. Village road was also constructed with support from government under NREGS Scheme.

Stand post for safe drinking water supply

Water pump fixed with the open well

We mobilized the community, local officials and Gram Panchayat (local government unit) to help design and implement an appropriate mechanism so that a sustainable and community-owned mechanism is established. The initiative enabled the community to come together as a village institution for such great development of their village. And mobilized peoples’ contribution towards design, implement with labour contribution towards construction activities. They have been oriented with various lobby and advocacy trainings, management and maintenance trainings of the infrastructure as well as linked with access to market.

A handover ceremony was organized at Naardigochha village to handover the model infrastructure project constructed to the villagers of Naardigochha. The Hon’ble Member of Parliament of Kandhamala Shri Rudramadhab Ray was presented during the handover ceremony. He promised to provide a school in the village as well as repair an old culvert (small bridge) in the next few months.

Taking advantage of solar lantern

Community Toilet

Distribution of Solar street light kit

Water tank on the top of village club