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Providing Alternate Energy Solutions in Tharparkar

This project is initiated at village Sukhpur of union council Nagarparkar is comprised of 152 HHs which includes the different marginalized populous of Meghwar, Rebari and Kohli. These indigenous communities are always deprived of every basic facilities. Their major livelihood sources is agricultural and daily wages. Due to unavailability of electricity Majority of the population use kerosene oil for the lighting purposes which is the main cause of the increase of carbon dioxide CO2 in the environment. Meanwhile, use of kerosene oil is also an economical burden for those who are already living below the poverty line. Provision of renewable energy system with Solar will decrease the overall cost spend on kerosene and mobile charging and will ensure lightening in the households for regular chores, increased time for income generation activities (women working on embroidery during nights) education of children.

This project is also focusing to raise community level awareness in the communities of village Sukhpur and nearby villages for the protection of wild life species particularly Nilgai, where this wild species is at risk of poaching and hunting. After signing the contract with UNDP- GEF DDAT recruited project team following the recruitment policy of organization; one project coordinator and two social organizers (male and female) were recruited as full time while M&E officer and executive director of DDAT will partially providing their technical inputs for supporting in project interventions accordingly.

Main Activities of the Project

  1. Community Orientation Meetings
  2. Formation of Village Level Community Organization- CO
  3. Meeting with Taluka Authorities
  4. Training of CO on Organizational & Financial Management and Naigai Protection
  5. Awareness Sessions in communities regarding protection of wildlife (Nilgai)
  6. Installation of 10 streetlights with polls
  7. Orientation and distribution ceremony
  8. Installation of 50 households’ solar panels with fan and blub