MNRE Issues Framework for Promotion of Decentralised Renewable Energy Livelihood Applications


The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued Framework for Promotion of Decentralised Renewable Energy (DRE) Livelihood applications.


With the aim to facilitate development of an enabling eco system for wide spread adoption of DRE based livelihood applications in the country a framework has been prepared by the Ministry after detailed consultations.


The framework gives a emphasis on the public information and awareness generation. It considers that awareness about appropriate DRE technologies and related services amongst the relevant stakeholders is required for taking necessary decisions and encouraging participation.


DRE-powered livelihood solutions have the potential to reduce and eventually eliminate the reliance of livelihood on diesel, particularly in rural settings, and can supplement the grid supply. Apart from creating jobs, these applications would help in achieving self-reliant India i.e. Atma Nirbhar Bharat.


DRE livelihood applications can be defined as applications powered by renewable energy – solar, wind, micro-hydro, biomass & their combinations, which are used for earning livelihoods directly such as solar dryers, solar mills, solar or biomass powered cold storage/chiller, solar charkha and looms, small-scale biomass briquette/pellet-making machines, etc.

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The steps support promotion of DRE livelihood applications are:

  1. Research and development
  2. Scalling up of decentralised renewable energy livelihood applications
  3. Access to finance
  4. Skill development
  5. Public awareness
  6. Programs of various departments
  7. Implementation cell

For more details view the official document:

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