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Bihar’s First Solar Powered Cold Storage in Kedia

Press release | August 13, 2016 at 20:35

Patna 13th August: Greenpeace volunteers celebrated alongside farmers in Kedia, as the Bihar Labour Resources Minister Vijay Prakash inaugurated the state’s first ever solar powered cold storage in Kedia, Jamui on Saturday.

Energy Revolution

Hub | September 23, 2010 at 12:54

In India, because our energy infrastructure is not fully developed as yet, we have the opportunity to make the right choices today. We can choose between abundantly available renewable and sustainable energy that is the way the world is going to...

Dharnai Goes LIVE Powered by Greenpeace’s First Solar Microgrid

Feature story | July 20, 2014 at 13:00

The miracle wasn’t caused by any divine intervention but by the sheer determination of Greenpeace India and the residents of Dharnai who came together to make the impossible happen.

Bihar village declares independence from darkness and anonymity

Press release | July 20, 2014 at 13:26

Greenpeace’s first solar-powered micro-grid in Bihar kicks off with village ceremony

Agenda for the conference

Publication | May 14, 2012 at 20:00

The international business conference on 15th May at Hotel Maurya, Patna, Bihar focuses specifically on the issue of DRE and energy access. The conference intends to bring global perspectives on driving investment and various other frameworks...

Dharnai Live Briefing Paper

Publication | July 12, 2014 at 14:15

Enabling energy access through smart microgrids based on renewable energy technologies in the state of Bihar, India

Dharnai Live Microgrid Media Manual

Publication | July 15, 2014 at 15:54

Greenpeace's energy access campaign in Bihar. A detailed manual consisting of all the information on the decentralised solar microgrid installed by Greenpeace India in Dharnai revenue village, Jehanabad district, Bihar

Manifesto Report card

Publication | November 26, 2013 at 17:40

In 2013, Greenpeace India began the Switch on the Sun campaign in Delhi highlighting the states poor performance on the Renewable energy purchase obligation (RPO) of 0.01%. Followed by it we unveiled the “Rooftop Revolution- Unleashing Delhi’s...

Campaign for an energy revolution launched in Bihar on Gandhi Jayanti

Press release | October 4, 2010 at 13:48

As the nation pays tribute to the Mahatma on his 139th birth anniversary, Greenpeace, together with a coalition of civil society groups under the banner of Bihar Renewable Energy Development Support Network, launched a parallel campaign to demand...

The land of Buddha joins Urja Kranti Yatra to pray for an energy revolution

Press release | October 19, 2010 at 13:45

Monks from Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Tibetan and Korean amongst other monasteries joined the Urja Kranti Yatra in releasing hundreds of sky lanterns, wishing for an energy revolution in Bihar. Only a paradigm shift in the energy infrastructure,...

Business meeting agenda for RE conference

Publication | May 14, 2012 at 20:00

The international business conference on 15th May at Hotel Maurya, Patna, Bihar focuses specifically on the issue of DRE and energy access. The conference intends to bring global perspectives on driving investment and various other frameworks...

Greenpeace installs giant renewable energy dome in Patna

Press release | October 21, 2010 at 14:17

Patna 20th October 2010: Greenpeace today unveiled the “Urja Kranti Kendra”, a four-storey high globe powered entirely by solar energy, to drive home the message that Bihar could take a lead by choosing renewable energy (RE) to solve its power...

ग्रीनपीस का बिहार सरकार से आग्रह: एनडीसी की आगामी बैठक में आरजीजीवीवाई को पुनर्संरचित...

Press release | October 18, 2011 at 18:34

पटना, 18 अक्टू बर 2011: मुख्यनमंत्री नीतीश कुमार की राष्ट्री य विकास परिषद (एनडीसी) की आगामी बैठक की तैयारी के बीच ग्रीनपीस ने आज पटना में ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण पर ध्वीजवाही योजना राजीव गांधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण योजना (आरजीजीवीवाई) पर अपनी राष्ट्री...

‘सशक्त बिहार और विकेंद्रीकृत अक्षय ऊर्जा से खुलते द्वार’ रिपोर्ट का उप मुख्यमंत्री...

Press release | January 24, 2012 at 13:26

पटना, 24 जनवरी: ग्रीनपीस द्वारा तैयार रिपोर्ट ‘एंपावरिंग बिहार: पॉलसी पाथवे फॉर एनर्जी एक्सेस’ (सशक्त बिहार: विकेंद्रीकृत अक्षय ऊर्जा से खुलते द्वार’) राज्य के माननीय उप मुख्यमंत्री श्री सुशील कुमार मोदी ने होटल चाणक्य में आज जारी की। यह रिपोर्ट...

Greenpeace invites Bihar government to witness social audit of RGGVY scheme

Press release | March 24, 2011 at 17:30

Patna, 24th March 2011: Greenpeace, along with prominent civil society organisations, today, invited the Bihar government and its policy makers to witness the first social audit of Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) in Bihar.

Greenpeace urges state government to demand restructuring of RGGVY in the impending...

Press release | October 18, 2011 at 18:20

Patna, October 18, 2011: In the backdrop of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar preparing for the upcoming National Development Council (NDC) meeting, Greenpeace today released its national report on the flagship rural electrification scheme, Rajiv...

राजीव गांधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण योजना

Publication | October 18, 2011 at 19:26

मुख्य मंत्री नीतीश कुमार की राष्ट्री य विकास परिषद (एनडीसी) की आगामी बैठक की तैयारी के बीच ग्रीनपीस ने आज पटना में ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण पर ध्वीजवाही योजना राजीव गांधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण योजना (आरजीजीवीवाई) पर अपनी राष्ट्री य रिपोर्ट जारी की।

Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi promises to act on Greenpeace recommendations for energy...

Press release | January 24, 2012 at 12:59

Patna January 24, 2012: The Greenpeace report, 'Empowering Bihar: Policy pathway for energy access' was unveiled by the Honourable Deputy Chief Minister Shri Sushil Kumar Modi at a conference in Hotel Chanakya, Patna. The report illustrates the...

Solar powered PV pump set to revolutionise agriculture in Bihar

Press release | April 12, 2012 at 15:36

Patna April 12, 2012: Access to energy for irrigation and agricultural activities is an important issue for the rural Bihar. Looking at the poor irrigation facilities due to unavailability of electric supply and availability of abundant sunshine...

An inside view of the RGGVY

Publication | October 18, 2011 at 19:05

In the backdrop of chief minister Nitish Kumar preparing for the upcoming National Development Council (NDC) meeting, Greenpeace today released its national report on the flagship rural electrification scheme, Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran...

Empowering Bihar: Policy pathway for energy access

Publication | January 24, 2012 at 14:11

The state of Bihar has witnessed a promising growth in the recent years and is set to tread for significant economic advancement in the years to come. At this juncture what Bihar needs to propel its growth further is to meet the electricity...

A Stepping Stone for a Giant Leap

Feature story | October 31, 2013 at 18:19

Greenpeace India lays down its first foundation stone for clean energy revolution in Bihar. The foundation stone was laid by the district magistrate (DM) of Jahanabad, Mr. Md. Sohail in the presence of village authorities and heads of neighboring...

Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana Social Survey Report, Madubani, Bihar

Publication | May 5, 2011 at 14:14

The Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) is a flagship programme of the government of India which began in April 2005 and aimed to accelerate the pace of rural electrification programme in the country. The Ministry of Power is the...

Greenpeace reiterates demand for renewable energy in election manifestos

Press release | September 10, 2010 at 19:41

With announcement of election dates in Bihar, Greenpeace today restated its demand to political parties to include decentralised renewable energy (DRE) in their election manifestos and push for a new policy and law on RE.

RGGVY angers and disappoints Madhubani; people demand access to reliable and quick...

Press release | May 6, 2011 at 14:20

Kapasia village, Madhubani district, 5th May 2011: To voice their concerns on the lack of electricity and disappointment at again being refused the opportunity to develop, more than 400 people participated at the public hearing on Rajiv Gandhi...

Smart Energy Access report

Publication | May 15, 2012 at 18:07

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. The energy shortage is most acute among India’s rural poor and in states such as Bihar, where more than 80% of the population still live in the rural...

Decentralised Renewable Energy Empowering Bihar

Page | April 20, 2012 at 2:00

Introduction: For equitable development of a nation, it is essential that access to and availability of energy sources is guaranteed to all. As of now in India, there is considerable inequity in energy distribution between rural and urban...

Bihar in Focus

Page | September 23, 2010 at 13:18

Bihar, with a large portion of its population still having no access to electricity and having one of the largest energy deficits in the country, is an ideal state to showcase a decentralized energy development paradigm.

राजीव गांधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण योजना सामाजिक सर्वेक्षण रिपोर्ट, मधुबनी बिहार

Publication | May 5, 2011 at 13:30

राजीव गांधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण योजना (आरजीजीवीवाई) भारत सरकार द्वारा अप्रैल 2005 में चालू की गयी थी। इस योजना का उद्देश्य देश में ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण अभियान को गति प्रदान करना है।

आरजीजीवाई सामजिक सर्वेक्षण रीपोर्ट सारण ज़िला बिहार

Publication | May 4, 2011 at 12:00

राजीव गांधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण योजना (आरजीजीवीवाई) भारत सरकार द्वारा अप्रैल 2005 में चालू की गयी थी। इस योजना का उद्देश्य देश में ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण अभियान को गति प्रदान करना है। ऊर्जा मंत्रालय इस योजना को क्रियान्वित करने वाली नोडल एजंसी...

RGGVY policy brief

Publication | March 28, 2011 at 14:07

In India today 56% of rural households (approximately 78 million), do not have access to electricity. Rural electrification has been identified as a critical programme for the development of rural areas.

Empowering Bihar

Publication | October 21, 2010 at 14:31

Bihar is India’s third most populated state, and more than half the people live below the poverty line. For many years the state has been immobilised by an obdurate caste system and linked political corruption, and many have little or no access...

Ahead of the upcoming elections in Bihar, Greenpeace, Bihar Times and Civil Society...

Press release | August 24, 2010 at 17:31

In one of the first interventions of its kind in Bihar, Greenpeace, Bihar Times and Civil Society Groups of the state today asked political leadership to end the energy crisis by committing to a policy change for adoption of Decentralized...

RGGVY fails to provide secured and reliable energy to all: Greenpeace social audit

Press release | May 2, 2011 at 17:54

Saran district, 2nd May 2011: In an indictment of the flagship rural electrification scheme of the United Progressive Alliance, (UPA) Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), Greenpeace today released the results of its social audit of...

Social survey finds BPL families largely deprived of energy in Azamgarh: Greenpeace

Press release | May 10, 2011 at 12:30

Azamgarh district, 10th May 2011: The poor have been deprived of the much needed electricity and further marginalised under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) in Azamgarh district says the Greenpeace social audit report.

Renewable energy is empowering and energising India: Greenpeace

Press release | November 24, 2011 at 17:12

New Delhi, 24 November, 2011: Asserting the fact that renewable energy holds the key to India’s energy future, Greenpeace released the report Taking Charge: Case studies of decentralised renewable energy projects in India in 2010, at India...

Greenpeace unveils Smart Energy Access Report

Press release | May 15, 2012 at 17:28

Patna, May 15, 2012: Shri Brijendra Prasad Yadav, Hon’ble minister of Energy of Bihar released the Greenpeace report- Smart Energy Access today at the business conclave “Energy Revolution Bihar- The Renewable Energy Way” organised by Greenpeace...

Bihar on its way to an energy revolution

Press release | May 23, 2012 at 20:20

New Delhi/Patna, May 23, 2012: Greenpeace welcomes the recent statement made by the Honourable Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar, stressing the need to harness the potential of renewable energy to provide energy access to millions in the...

RGGVY Bihar, Saran survey report

Publication | May 2, 2011 at 17:30

The Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) is a flagship programme of the Government of India which began in April 2005 and aimed to accelerate the pace of rural electrification programme in the country. The scheme has focused mainly on...

Greenpeace challenges political parties to fight elections on development plank

Press release | September 27, 2010 at 19:52

Greenpeace today called upon political parties to focus on people's issues in the elections instead of jeering at each other.The past few days have seen political parties and key leaders targeting each other through poetic mudslinging.

ग्रीनपीस द्वारा बिहार सरकार को आरजीजीवीवाई स्कीम के “सोशल आडिट” में भाग लेने के लिए...

Press release | March 28, 2011 at 12:54

पटना, 24 मार्च 2011: ग्रीनपीस ने प्रमुख सामाजिक संगठनों के साथ मिलकर आज बिहार सरकार और उसके नीति-निर्माताओं को आमंत्रित करते हुए कहा कि वे बिहार में राजीव गांधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण योजना (आरजीजीवीवाई) पर उनकी तरफ से किये जा रहे पहले सामाजिक...

आरजीजीवीवाई सभी को सुरक्षित व भरोसेमंद ऊर्जा पहुंचाने में नाकाम: ग्रीनपीस सामाजिक परिक्षण

Press release | May 2, 2011 at 18:05

सारण ज़िला, 2 मई, 2011: यूनाइटेड प्रोग्रेसिव अलायंस की महत्वपूर्ण ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण स्कीम राजीव गांधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण योजना (आरजीजीवीवाई) की सार्थकता पर सवाल खड़े करते हुए ग्रीनपीस ने आज यहां इस योजना पर सारण ज़िले में अपने सामजिक परिक्षण की...

सामाजिक परिक्षण के अनुसार आज़मगढ़ में ज्या,दातर बीपीएल परिवार बिजली से वंचित: ग्रीनपीस

Press release | May 10, 2011 at 12:30

शाहपुर गाँव, आज़मगढ़ ज़िला, 10 मई 2011: ग्रीनपीस के सामाजिक परिक्षण के मुताबिक आज़मगढ़ ज़िले में गरीब लोग बिजली जैसी अति आवश्यवक सुविधा से वंचित हैं। राजीव गांधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण योजना (आरजीजीवीवाई) के तहत जो सुविधा उन्हें मिलनी चाहिए थी वो नहीं...

आरजीजीवीवाई से मधुबनी निराश; सुनिश्चित और गुणवत्ताइपूर्ण ऊर्जा उपलब्ध3 कराने से योजना...

Press release | May 5, 2011 at 14:03

कपसिया गांव, मधुबनी, 5 मई 2011: राजीव गाँधी ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण योजना (आरजीजीवीवाई) मधुबनी के लोगों की बिजली जैसी महत्वनपूर्ण आवश्य कता को पूरा करने में नाकाम रही है। इसके साथ ही मधुबनी के गांवों की किसी भी तरह के विकास की उम्मीईदें एक बार फिर...

Dharnai: Going LIVE on July 20

Feature story | July 10, 2014 at 19:15

Several decades have passed since India became an independent country, but several million of its citizens still live in darkness. The centralised grid system has failed to live up to the hopes and aspirations of the people, with those in rural...

Bihar Diaries

Blog entry by Kirtana, Aditi and Nithin | August 10, 2016

"I always wanted to explore the world on my own terms but I had never had a chance to do it! Finally, when I became a part of Greenpeace, I could quentch my thirst for knowledge and be able to work for environment protection. ...

Nitish Kumar visits solar village of Dharnai!

Video | August 6, 2014 at 18:10

Dharnai, a village in Bihar has successfully been transformed into India’s first energy independent village that runs entirely on solar energy. Prominent leader Nitish Kumar on his visit to Dharnai , congratulated Greenpeace India for their...

बिहार, यूपी के ग्रामीण प्रतिनिधिमंडल ने योजना आयोग के समक्ष रखीं आरजीजीवीवाई पर अपनी...

Press release | September 2, 2011 at 18:20

पटना (बिहार)/लखनऊ (उत्तर प्रदेश), 2सितम्बर, 2011: बिहार के मधुबनी व सारण ज़िले और उत्तर प्रदेश में आज़मगढ़ ज़िले के ग्रामीणों का एक प्रतिनिधिमंडल आज ग्रीनपीस कार्यकर्ताओं के साथ योजना आयोग के सदस्यों से मिला और सरकार की महत्वाकांक्षी स्कीम राजीव...

Greenpeace reminds Nitish Kumar of his promise on renewable energy

Press release | November 30, 2010 at 17:58

Patna, 30 November 2010: Greenpeace today reminded Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of his promise, as mentioned in the manifestos of both ruling parties JD(U) and BJP, to make a new policy on renewable energy (RE) in order to ensure...

Bihar, UP village delegations present their views and demands on RGGVY to the...

Press release | September 2, 2011 at 18:02

Patna, Bihar/Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, September 2, 2011: A delegation from Madhubani and Saran in Bihar and Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, together with Greenpeace activists, met members of the Planning Commission today and urged them to increase the...

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