Commitment to Action

Exploring Alternative Energy Solutions for Salt Farmers

Commitment by

Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA)

In 2011, Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) committed to working with the salt farmers of the Little Rann of the Kutch, Surendranagar district of Gujarat, India, to provide them with more efficient salt water pumps that use less diesel oil. These farmers, subsisting with little money in harsh desert conditions, currently spend 70 to 75 percent of their earnings on diesel oil to fuel their pumps. SEWA is committed to finding alternative energy sources in place of diesel or retrofitting the existing pumps so that they are more efficient for 15,500 farmers over five years. Through this commitment, salt farmers will save a significant amount of money while also protecting the environment.

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Commitment

Exploring Alternative Energy Solutions for Salt Farmers

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

9 years

Estimated Total Value

$4,500,000

Region

Asia

Countries

INDIA

Commitment by

Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA)

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

SunEdison