"World today is economically richer & environmentally poorer the ever" - By R Brown, President of World Watch Institute, Washington
The Goal of the Saathiya is to promote the use of Renewable Energy in Urban Areas to improve the quality of life of the people in India through responsible use of natural resources and to advance the welfare of present and future generations through Sustainable Development
The possibilities to use renewable energy are still developing: energy resources evolve dynamically as a function of human engineering ingenuity. There is still a lot to do with regards to installing as well as developing alternative energy production – energy demand is increasing worldwide, day by day with ongoing population growth and industrialisation.
We at Saathiya believe that enhanced use of natural and renewable energy sources is needed to help take the burden off your current dependence on fossil fuels. power generation from renewable energy sources is increasingly becoming important all over the world as we strive to mitigate green house gases and climate change issues important for our survival on Planet Earth. India's potential for generating renewable energy is huge, especially solar power as well as hydroelectric and wind energy. With growing realization in the government of how important it is to harness all available energy sources, the potential that always existed is now transforming into reality.
The vast majority of rural women still depend on the locally available non-commercial sources of energy such as animal dung, crop waste and fuel wood. In order to ensure the efficient use of these energy resources in an environmental friendly manner, the Policy will aim at promoting the programmes of non-conventional energy resources. Women will be involved in spreading the use of solar energy, biogas, smokeless chulahs and other rural application so as to have a visible impact of these measures in influencing eco system and in changing the life styles of rural women. The key drivers are:
Energy challenges at rural areas.
Protecting the natural resources and entrusting the equitable use of resources.
Transferring information through newsletters, brochures, articles, audio visuals, etc.
Organizing seminars, lectures and group discussion for promotion of environmental awareness.
Helping the villages' administrative officials in preparation, application and execution of projects on environmental protection