Draft Policy Framework for developing and promoting Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) Livelihood Application

Last updated: 24 August 2021
The objective of Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) framework is to develop an enabling market ecosystem to ensure widespread adoption of DRE for sustainable livelihood creation in the country. To promote DRE livelihood applications, the policy would focus on the following objectives:1. Enable a market-oriented ecosystem to attract private sector for development and deployment of DRE based livelihood applications 2. Unlock easy access to end user finance to increase adoption of DRE based livelihood olutions by linking DRE to existing financing schemes or through new innovative financial instruments. 3. Leverage quality control standards and a strong monitoring and evaluation frameworkto ensure long-term performance sustainability of DRE based livelihood solutions and to assess their impact on different populations including marginalized groups and women. 4.Promote skill development for strengthening the service infrastructure at the local level.Encourage innovation and RD to develop efficient and cost-effective DRE livelihood applications 6.Collaborate with other ministries to include DRE based livelihoods applications in their programmes7.Support creation of livelihood opportunities in technology innovation value chain of DRE applications 8. Support and incentivize adoption of DRE livelihood technologies among women and other marginalized sections such as Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes

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