APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
Energy Technologies for Mountains
Water & Sanitation for Mountains
Water & Sanitation in Arid Lands

Problems brought about by unbridled use of natural resources, high dependence on conventional sources of energy and inefficient water management may be tackled by adopting appropriate technologies, suited to the characteristics of the environment and community inhabiting these regions. These would include using alternative sources of energy, local power generation using renewable sources of energy, appropriate construction techniques incorporating traditional practices, alternate irrigation techniques, solutions for waste & water management, etc.


Pragya strives to adapt and or develop suitable technologies for the sustainable use and efficient management of the natural resources of ecologically sensitive regions. A Renewable Energy intervention addresses the myriad issues of the use of renewable energies for domestic and income generation purposes in remote, less-developed areas.

Water management is another thrust area. In irrigation, Pragya is experimenting with new technologies for water harvesting, developing new methods for moisture conservation and infusing improved technologies for water distribution. We are also addressing the problems of drinking water and sanitation, with the design and establishment of rural filtration systems, rural domestic water supply systems and eco-sanitation systems.

Pragya has set up its third ‪‎Solar‬ ‎Wind‬ Hybrid System (‪‎SWHS‬) in Shyaso village, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, as part of its efforts to enhance energy access in the Indian ‪‎Himalayas‬ and improve quality of life in rural households. The combination of solar and wind ‪‎energy‬ would ensure continual generation of power in this high altitude village- day-and-night,summer-or-winter.

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