Improved quality of life

June 12, 2017

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Improved quality of life

About the Implementing organization

Name: SKG SANGHA

Country: India

Year of establishment: 1993

Type of organization:  Legally recognized non-profit status

Description

The initiative of the nominated organisation has far reaching impacts on the lives of the rural beneficiaries. The successful operations of the projects have generated both direct and indirect income for hundreds people.

Rural households that previously depended on firewood availability now have access to clean and sustainable energy on a regular basis. Holistically, the initiative has resulted in inclusive and sustainable economic and social upliftment.

The treated slurry from the digesters has been widely used as manure which will lead to long term conditioning of the soil, yielding better produce for farmer beneficiaries.

Nature Element

Forests

Type of Action

Sustainable use

Sustainable Development Element

Jobs and livelihoods / Food security / Health / Renewable energy

Related Sustainable Development Goal(s)

  

Environmental Impacts

The promotion of household biogas usage has both direct and indirect impacts on protection, restoration and promotion of sustainable use of forest wood and wildlife.

Sustainable Development Impacts

By providing rural women clean and safe means to cook, the beneficiaries have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet dietary needs. Conditioning of the soil with the treated slurry also yields better and healthier crops. Indoor air pollution no longer exists and has improved the general health of the rural folk.

Access to clean and sustainable energy and self-sufficiency in energy and fuel use is promoted through the Solution #2.

Scalability

Over the years we have improved with modifications the quality and working of the biodigesters. After having adopted the best technology we have been scaling and expanding to various States within India and other countries as well. The initiative is easily scale-able to the countries of the undeveloped and developing world at a national scale. Our network of professionals and field agents in all our project areas are suitably trained to carry the work forward.

Replicability

The initiative can be comfortably replicated in other parts of the country and the world. In the absence of a robust carbon market, we have relied on funding from other agencies and succeeded. Garnering economic support for sustainable development projects such as these, especially in underdeveloped and developing nations, does not pose a problem.

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