Climate Change: Clean Energy Program


The Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi.

Total Budget

25.43 Lakhs

Project Period

2014 to 2016

Project Area

Pavagada, Tumkur and Sira taluks in Tumkur district and Nelamanagala taluk in Bangalore rural district.


Rural Women, Self Help Groups

Project Summary


  • To conduct awareness clean energy technology
  • To Disseminate the clean energy technologies
  • To access clean cooking energy by scaling up of the improved cookstoves.
  • To Promote Solar Energy Systems

Project Activities

  • Conducted cook stove demonstration cum awareness programme in more than 25 villages at Nelamanagala and Sira taluks to motivate households for the adoption of clean energy technologies.
  • Organized village level meetings and created awareness using banners, display board, pamphlets and other related materials pertaining to the Project along with TERI team.
  • Disseminated 35 cook stoves (SPL 0610), which are procured from Gubbi labs at Pavagada Taluk.
  • Disseminated of Mud cook stove (SPF_0143) for 1600 families through improved technology.
  • More than 25 User training programme was conducted along with TERI staff.
  • Survey and verification of cook stove for all 1600 families through OMR and verification sheet.
  • Promoted 167 solar home lighting systems, 645 solar lanters and other solar products in the project area

Impact / Outcome

Feedbacks from End Users

  • Better than the Kerosene stove, traditional stove, chulla stove
  • 80%, Less smoke (with Fan)
  •  Energy Efficient – 50 % of the energy saved


Improved cookstoves delivered and being used by 653 households in the project area and created Technology Resource Centres serving an estimated all households adopting solar lighting systems. As a result, a total of 653 poor women were benefited from lower health risks from indoor air pollution and reduced drudgery and also benefit from new or sustained access to modern, clean energy either for cooking or lighting needs.


  • piloting scaleable models for the provision of clean cooking energy to poor households in India;
  • ensuring the long-term sustainability of models for scaling up of solar energy in India as a source of household lighting for poor households;
  • strengthening formulation and implementation of policies for sustainable development;
  • strengthening TERI’s own capacity to plan, execute research and influence policy debates;
  • piloting scaleable models for the provision of clean cooking energy to poor households in Africa; and
  • piloting scaleable models for the provision of clean lighting solutions for poor households in Africa. Further details are given in the Logical Framework.


It is evidenced that the programme was delivered substantial benefits to households adopting clean cookstoves and solar lighting, including through improved health status, reduced drudgery, and children’s education. It will also deliver climate change benefits by reducing CO2 and black carbon emissions. The following impact indicators were monitored under the programme:


  • Reduced consumption of kerosene by adopting households;
  • Improved ambient air quality standards in adopting households;
  • Reduced emissions of CO2, and reduced concentrations of particulate matter in focus villages;

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