National Training Workshop on “Community based Micro Hydro Power Units” in Leh, Ladakh

LEDGThe Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) in collaboration with Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA), Germany has been promoting environmental friendly Decentralised Renewable Energy Systems (DERES) for the past 20 years in the Western Himalayas. So far 57 Community-based Micro Hydro Power Units (CMHPU) have been installed by LEDeG in extreme and isolated mountainous regions.

Micro Hydro Power has tremendous potential to solve the rural electrication problems in India in a decentralized manner. However, at present not many organizations in India have the capacity and necessary skills for implementation, installation and management of community based Micro Hydro Power Units. LEDeG, in collaboration with Consortium of DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society, Bangalore and Bremen Overseas Research Development Association (BORDA), Germany, for the second time is organizing a 7 days residential training programme to transfer skills necessary for planning, implementation and management of community based micro hydro power units.

Date(s): 30th August 2010 to 5th September 2010
Venue: LEDeG Campus at Leh

The training aims at systematic transfer of knowledge and skills required for planning, implementation and management of successful community based Micro Hydro Power Units. The training involves lectures, presentations, practical workshops, and site visits. Medium of teaching is English though Hindi can be incorporated if necessary.

Fees: The course fee is Rs. 12,000/- (Rupees Twelve Thousand only/-). The course fee includes the local travel expenses within Ladakh, accommodation, lunch, dinner, refreshments, and course materials. This does not include participants travel expenses to/ from the venue.

Last Date for Applying: 15th August, 2010

For further information, please contact:

Pranai Thapa
Project Coordinator for Renewable Energy Promotions
Ladakh Ecological Development Group Karzoo, Leh (Ladakh) – 194101
INDIA Phone:  +91. 1982. 253221 / 252284

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Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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