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Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) project is a Government of India project funded by the World Bank under their Programme-for-Result Financing Instrument that ensures outcome based funding. The objective of this national level project is to improve the relevance and efficiency of Skills training provided through ITI s and apprenticeships.  

Core CarbonX (CCX) team takes pride in assisting the Orissa Government in completing STRIVE project in the state.

STRIVE is divided into four results areas:

a) Improved Performance of Industrial Training Institutes

b) Increased Capacities of State Governments to Support Industrial Training Institutes and Apprenticeship Training

c) Improved Teaching and Learning

d) Improved and Broadened Apprenticeship Training

A total of 49 Indian Technical Institutes (ITI) were considered for the project all over Odisha. CCX measured the labor market performance of project and non-project ITIs disaggregated by gender and social groups. We gathered information of ITI students who are not in employment or have left the employment along with the reasons for the same. While collecting such information, specific reasons that induced unemployment such as- Industry closed because of lockdown, Reverse migration due to Pandemic etc. were also identified. We assessed the impact of the ITI training programs in terms of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability. Post the data collection and analysis, insights were drawn and inputs were provided for corrective measures required to be taken in order to improve the employability aspects during and after the ITI trainings. We also assessed ITI graduates satisfaction level related to the type of ITI training attended.

We are working with various governments to enhance the training programs in ITIs. Join us.

 

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The project activity helps in estimation of carbon stock present in mangrove forest of Kakinada, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh using remote sensing.

A large fraction of the mangroves in India was destroyed due to aquaculture and agriculture expansion.

Carbon Stock Estimation:

The focus of this study was to employ spectral signatures and morphological characteristics of mangroves to generate an improved index for separating mangrove vegetation from non-mangrove vegetation classes and to compare the performance of the index with other established vegetation discriminating indices [(e.g. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI), Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index (SAVI), Simple Ratio (SR)] using LandSat 8 OLI imagery. The latest index developed in this study namely ‘Combined Mangrove Recognition Index (CMRI)’ incorporates outputs from NDVI and NDWI indices in order to assess exclusively the mangrove vegetation using information like greenness and water content (succulence).

We work with governments on carbon stock estimation using remote sensing. Join us.

 

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The evaluation study assessed the utilization of individual households latrines constructed in the state of Karnataka and efficacy of this programme under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

The study ascertained whether the toilets taken up for construction were actually completed or otherwise. The study also further ascertained the level of usage of toilets constructed in terms of  percentage of family members using or not using them and if no, the reasons therefore, In case the toilets are constructed and are not being used, ascertain the present usage of the same other than as latrines. The project involved survey of more than 15000 households in 12 districts, data collection through primary and secondary sources, survey questionnaire preparation, development of methodology to ascertain the status of usage of toilets, and report preparation.

Refer to the report here.

We work with central and state governments on monitoring and evaluation of sanitation programs.

 

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Paddy fields are the most dominant anthropogenic sources of methane to the atmosphere (5-20% of the total emission from all anthropogenic sources).

Anaerobic decomposition of organic material in flooded rice fields produces methane, which escapes to the atmosphere primarily by transport through the rice plants.

Water Management and Reduction in CH4 emissions:

Core CarbonX (CCX) is working together with farmers in reducing the methane emissions from Paddy fields. CCX has already implemented a project on 1800 acres of land in the Nalgonda district in Telangana State, India.

The project promotes the Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) method that helps water management in the rice field, thereby, increasing the yield of the paddy and reducing methane emissions. In addition, this project benefits the farmers by supporting additional revenue from the carbon market for sustainable rice cultivation.

We are working with various state governments, institutions, NGOs and farmers. Our aim is to implement the AWD method in paddy fields totalling 1 million hectares by 2025.

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The Circular economy is a part of the solution to deliver on the global environmental and social agenda. It is a crucial means to address Climate change, bio diversity loss, water scarcity, pollution and other major global challenges. Resource efficiency solutions focus on specific resources and explore ways to reduce their use and the negative impact of their uses.

Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Strategies helps in reducing the negative impacts of plastic waste, E-Waste and Granite Waste.

Changes in the commodity markets and price volatility of resources in the last decade have significantly increased attention towards resource issues and its implications for supply security and competitiveness

Policy for Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy

Telangana, the youngest state of the country, is on a high growth path, which requires significant re-sources. Being a progressive state and to pursue economic development with minimal harm to the environment, Telangana government has taken an initiative to mainstream Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy in the priority sector in the State; enabling convergence with India’s Resource Efficiency strategy and SDG goals. The nodal department in the state of Telangana is TSIIC (Telangana state industrial infrastructure corporation). The work on this strategy paper is supported by the partnership project of EU and Government of India-EU –Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI).

CCX looked at the role of abiotic resources (primary and secondary materials excluding fossil fuels) as part of strategy paper on the economic development of Telangana with minimum harm to environment, and evaluated the current policy framework, available technologies, and financial mechanisms which support the same.

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Sustainable Industrial Park in Navalga, Telangana State helps in relocating the limestone polishing and cutting industries in Tandur to Navalga thereby reducing the air pollution in Tandur.

Due to Limestone polishing and cutting industries Tandur town has been facing the problems of air pollution in the town, movement of a large number of heavy vehicles and disposal of stone cutting and polishing sludge.

Providing world class ecosystem

The Sustainable Industrial Park provides a world-class ecosystem for manufacturing industries and service-oriented industries and proposes to develop infrastructure facilities for the model industrial park for Tandur limestone rock processing. The infrastructure development is focused on water supply, water distribution, internal roads, stormwater drains, electrical distribution network, internal street lighting, wastewater and waste management facilities and services buildings.

Rapid Industrialization

The Sustainable Industrial park for Limestone Industries of Tandur at Korviched, Navalga and Masanpally (M) villages is built in 298.9 acres on the Walk to Work concept. The project paved a way for rapid industrialization in Vikarabad District and Telangana.

We are working with governments to develop the sustainable industrial parks. Join us.

 

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Food processing is the necessary conversion of raw materials to edible, functional, and culturally acceptable food products, and is an Important link between production and consumption within the food value chain. Without increased attention to the role of food processing for a maintainable food supply, we are unlikely to succeed in addressing the mounting challenges in delivering sustainable diets for all.

The absence of a sustainable food processing sector contributes to the excessive food wastage in our country. Focus on food processing and preservation infrastructure can reduce this burden.

Special Food Processing Zones

Development of Special Food Processing Zones provide modern infrastructure facilities for the food processing along the value chain from the farm to the market and project also takes into consideration creation of food processing infrastructure near the farm.

SPFZ enhance the market opportunities for the farmers and provides following benefits:

  • Enhance farmer’s income.
  • Minimize wastage at all stages in the food processing chain.
  • Introduction of modern technology.
  • Encourage R&D.

As a part of the project proposed by the Telangana State Govt. Core CarbonX Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is preparing a Master Plan and a Detailed Project Report for SPFZ in three districts Mancherial, Rajanna Sircilla and Jangaon.

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The CBBOs help in registration and training of FPOs, appointment of professional expertise, assist in regular interface with stakeholders, assist in facilitating traceability and provide market-linkage for products both local and global.

Small Farmer Agri-business Consortium (SFAC) has designed a three tier structure to promote the Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs). The structure will have cluster-based business organisations (CBBOs), which will play the function of resource institutes (RIs) on the ground-level. CBBOs also work with the state governments to ensure that FPOs get all the benefits that are accorded to cooperatives.

Ensuring Better Incomes

Small farmers/producers do not have the volume individually (both inputs and produce) to get the benefit of economies of scale. Besides, in agricultural marketing, there is a long chain of intermediaries who very often work non-transparently leading to the situation where the producer receives only a small part of the value that the ultimate consumer pays. Through aggregation, the primary producers can avail the benefit of economies of scale.

We are working with both government and non-government organisations to establish business plans for farmers. Join us.

 

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Energy efficient cookstoves in the Republic of Myanmar help families live better lives: less pollution, as well as augment incomes.

Families in Myanmar used traditional methods – either open fire or three-stone method for cooking. These were fairly inefficient at converting energy into heat for cooking. Fuel is wasted, as heat is allowed to escape into the open air. These are unhealthy too; they cause diseases like bronchitis and pneumonia.

Improving Lives

The Improved Cook Stoves (ICS) have been designed to provide an enclosure for the fire to reduce the loss of radiant heat, protect it against wind and increase heat transfer, thereby increasing efficiency.

Economic Advancement

While it also meant faster cooking, the cookstoves helped save time and fuel, cleaner pans, kitchen walls and health expenditure. Carbon credits also augmented the income of these families leading to economic advancement

We are working with other governments to widen the usage of improved cookstoves (ICS). Join us.

 

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Industrial effluents released into adjoining water sources alter latter’s physicochemical composition, changing the water’s quality and making it non-potable and toxic to organisms.

CCX project helped in the Identification of waste water flow from industries into the water bodies thus enabling the mitigation of pollution of water bodies and enhancing the quality of groundwater in the area.

The industries located around the Isnapur lake are releasing their polluted effluents directly into the lake and indirectly into the Nakkavagu tributary. Due to seepage and infiltration of the polluted water bodies/drains, the groundwater and drinking water sources in the area is highly contaminated.

Mitigating Pollution:

Identification and quantification of the sources of industrial effluents from Telangana state industrial infrastructure corporation (TSIIC) Industrial Parks located in the catchment of the Isnapur Lake helps to develop feasible and cost-effective intervention measure(s) in the Industrial parks for reducing water pollution in the water bodies. CCX also helped in the preparation of  the action plan for implementation of remedial intervention measures for preventing the discharge of untreated effluents into the water bodies.

We are working with the governments to identify and mitigate the causes of pollution. Join us.

 

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