20 MW Biomass Power Project in Chhattisgarh, India
Godawari Power and Ispat Limited (GPIL) has installed a 20 MW biomass based power project that generates electricity using rice husks from local communities. By using a renewable fuel, this project reduces local waste whilst reducing emissions by replacing fossil fuel intensive based power generation.
Project impacts and benefits:
This project is reducing tonnes of CO2 per year. Money generated through the sale of carbon credits provides:
- A community First Aid Health Center to the peripheral villages of Kachhe AariDongri Mines
- 12 Community Teachers and 03 Anganwadi Helpers in various schools in the local area, helping to provide better local education opportunities
- A computer training center for tribal students of Peripheral village Kachhe Parekodo Tekadhora. This centre has become a major attraction for village children, keen to learn and use computer applications.
- Educational Trips for students of the Govt. School Kachhe & Parrekodo.
- Scholarship opportunities for higher education to students of village Dorba.
- A stitching & tailoring centre for ladies to boost self-employment
- Installation of a handpump at Mutidham, Tada Village. This pump is for public use and helps to alleviate the pressures on women to travel long distances for safe water
- Deeping the pond in Tada village to help increase the volume capacity and access to water
The project also takes gender equality seriously, implementing an Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy in line with the requirements of the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. An Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has been set up to redress complaints received regarding sexual harassment. All employees (Permanent, Contractual, Temporary, Training) are covered under this Policy. However no complaints have been received during the year 2016-17.
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