At CIPL the emphasis is on applied philosophy to bring about real social change. With the view to achieve this, CIPL has partnered with a group of social scientists from Pune; Gangotree Eco Technologies (www.gangotreegroup.com) in the area of Bio Energy Resource Development.
These initiatives are currently being implemented across the country by the various alumni of the Institute thus promoting Social Entrepreneurship along with Political Entrepreneurship to bring about visible change in India
The Vision of this initiative is to create an India with Clean Cities, Smoke Free Villages, Empowered Farmers and Self Reliant in Energy
ENERGY RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
This comprehensive and highly decentralised model of Energy Resource Development has the potential to usher in a revolution in India.
The technology paradigm rests on four pillars
- Technological feasibility
- Financial Viability
- Environmental Sustainability &
- Social Acceptability
The unique biomass resource agnostic technology can address multiple social problems through innovative application viz. Urban Waste Management, Agro Waste utilisation, Smokeless Cooking in villages & Energy Farming to empower the farmer in the villages.
The technology suite includes the entire spectrum of possibilities to generate both Solid (pellets) and Liquid fuel (Bio Oil) in a non subsidised framework (Pellets are an effective substitute for LPG and Bio Oil can be used in lieu of furnace oil).
URBAN WASTE MANAGEMENT
In this the focus is to create a decentralised waste management strategy which encompasses segregation, collection and treatment. Initially pilot projects are being set up in some of the major cities using the Garden Waste generated in these cities. Subsequently segregation of other organic waste and its treatment will be rolled out. The emphasis is on empowering the rag pickers in the system working alongside the municipal corporations and other government and non government bodies.
SMOKE FREE VILLAGES
As per WHO statistics nearly 6,00,000 women die annually in India through inhalation of smoke during cooking. The number of women afflicted with chronic lung problems would be almost 10 times this figure. This is where our technology finds application in creating smokeless cooking using the solid fuel (pellets) and special chulhas. The raw material source for the fuel is the agro waste generated in these very villages thus providing an additional source of income for the farmers.