SEED Himalaya

- Sustainable Energies and Entrepreneurship Development -

The livelihood of the rural population in Jammu and Kashmir is particularly threatened by climate change due to the negative impact of varied rainfall patterns and more frequent extreme weather events on local agriculture in combination with unreliable energy supply. This leads to economic stress, poverty, and limited employment opportunities, in particular for the youth.

SEED Himalaya aims to support the remote Himalayan community of Jabri in its transformation into an environmentally resilient and economically empowered community. This is to be achieved through community-based, decentralized energy supply as well as local value creation in agriculture. The inclusive bottom-up development plan, covering both green infrastructure as well as socio-economic structures, is tailored to the local resources, capacities, and needs. This ensures the sustainability of the project and enables the replication of its approach in other Himalayan communities.

Partner Institutes:

1. Technical University of Munich (TUM)
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2. Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA), IIT Bombay
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Special Mention for wholehearted support in project execution - Sadbhavana Cell - Northern Command, Indian Army

Funding Organization:

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

Project Milestones

Stage 1 (2021-22): Basic Electrification – Complete! (Includes all 130 houses from the village grouped in 9 clusters.)

Stage 2 (2023-24): Micro Hydro + Solar: Hybrid Energy Generation & storage system: Work in Progress...

Stage 3 (2024-25): Youth Empowerment & Entrepreneurship Development

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