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Draft Agenda

Press Release:Feb. 28, 2014
Factsheet [pdf]
Presentations (Day 2)
Session 1
Scaling up Renewable – a possible proposition?
By: Nayanjyoti Goswami, Programme Director
Scaling up Renewable Energy in India
By: Dr. Praveen Saxena, Advisor
Ministry of new and Renewable Energy Government of India
Session 2
Case for changing India's approach to solar
By: Jasmeet Khurana,Head-Market Intelligence
Bridge to India
Session 3
Green norms for wind power
By: Kanchan Kumar Agrawal, Programme Officer
Wind Resource Assessment
By: Ranjit Bharvirkar, Advisor
Regulatory Assistance Project
Session 4
Presentations (Day 1)
Session 1
Energy Access and Renewables: Is a Leapfrog Possible?
By: Sunita Narain, Director General
Energy Access and Renewable Energy
By: Dr Satish Balram Agnihotri, Secretary
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Challenge of Energy Access in India
By: Shri B.K Chaturvedi
Session 2
“The chulha trap” Energy access for health security of the poor
By: Anumita Roy Chowdhury, Executive Director
Session 3
De-centralised Micro Grids in India
By: Anshuman Lath, Co-Founder
Gram Oorja
Scaling up DECENTRALISED renewables for rural electrification
By: Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General
Session 4
Sustainable Energy Access in India - Enabling Factors
By: Shirish Sinha, Senior Thematic Advisor – Climate Change,
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
News Clippings
Greater Kashmir | March 03, 2014
JK signs MoU for 7,500 MW solar power generation
Greater Kashmir | March 02, 2014
JK non-performer in renewable energy: Report
Central Chronicle | March 01, 2014
Renewable energy key to solve power crisis

Sustainable Mini-Grid for Energy Access, Pune

Energy access in rural India has been a development priority for the government for many decades.

Front Page Teaser: 

Date: Friday, June 20, 2014

Lake Revival Workshops

Towards lake conservation - August 7, 2011, Bangladesh
Towards Lake Conservation 2 - September 26, 2012, Bangladesh
Practitioner’s Toolkit
• Model course curriculum on rainwater harvesting and decentralized wastewater treatment – a way for mainstreaming sustainable water management for human settlements in Bangladesh
• Reinvent, recycle, reuse - toolkit on decentralized wastewater management
• Catch water where it falls - toolkit on urban rainwater harvesting in Bangla

Training Programmes and Capacity Building

South Asia DWWT Training Programmes
The training programmesaim at enhancing skill sets of practising professionals in the area of wastewater and to promote recycle and resuse of wastewater.

South Asia RWH Training Programmes
The training programmes for improving the undertanding of the concept for engineers, architects, planners, contractors, researchers and activists.



Contact Address

  Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
  Programme Director

Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2014

Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2014

Photo: Rajit Sengupta

Anil Agarwal Dialogue brings together different stakeholders to discuss issues of national importance. The previous editions of the dialogue have discussed mining, forest clearances and water management. These discussions have been instrumental in pushing for reforms in the respective sectors. This year, the Anil Agarwal Dialogue will address the issue of energy access and the role of renewable energy in providing energy to all.

Energy access in rural India has been a development priority for the government for many decades. However, 45 per cent of rural households lack access to electricity. Around 700 million people depend on biomass for their energy needs, predominantly for cooking, and 77.5 million households still use kerosene for lighting. Although electricity generation has grown at 7 per cent between 2002 and 2013, we are still not able to provide electricity to everyone in the country. We at CSE strongly believe that India needs to end the energy poverty in the country and renewable energy will play an important role in it. 

We take this opportunity to release the Citizen’s Report on Renewable Energy which provides insight on the current status of sector in India in addition to the some of the key stories that played a significant role in shaping the industry to what it is today. Our study on mini-grids, that establishes the need for a policy and regulatory framework will also be released during the dialogues. The two-day conference is focused on deliberating energy access issues, including electricity for lighting and clean sources of energy for cooking, and the role of renewable energy to meet the overall unmet energy demand. 

Venue: Jacaranda Hall in India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi - 110009

Date: February 27-28, 2014 

For queries related to this conference and participation please contact:

Mr. Kanchan Kumar Agrawal
Telephone: 011 29956110 (Ext. 241)
Mobile: +91-8882839759


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