GIZ in partnership with Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India is implementing the Indo-German Energy Programme – Access to Energy in Rural Areas (IGEN-Access).
The objective of IGEN-Access is to create a conducive environment for rural renewable energy enterprises to make energy services easily accessible to the rural population. The study aimed at scoping out opportunities for agriculture and energy nexus, which will help in increasing income and savings from agriculture and allied activities. It also explored opportunities to integrate renewable energy sources in the existing mix (both grid-connected and off-grid), which can help in enhancing livelihood opportunities. The renewable energy sources studied, catered to both thermal and electrical applications for direct and indirect use for agricultural purposes.
As part of study, we identified sustainable agricultural and livelihood diversification practices and recommended options for enhancing income from agriculture and allied services by increasing the share of renewable energy in the energy mix in the Kapasheda and Najafgarh sub-divisions of New Delhi.
- Feasibility analysis of renewable energy integration in agriculture, including understanding the existing energy scenario and examining the scope for potential future interventions
- Cost-benefit analysis of proposed interventions and analyse the energy supply and demand scenarios of selected villages
- Identify sustainable agricultural and livelihood diversification practices based on stakeholder interactions and primary survey