Policies in India TO PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is responsible for spearheading the improvement of energy efficiency of the Indian economy through regulatory and promotional instruments. BEE has launched a number of initiatives specifically aimed at enhancing energy efficiency in energy intensive industries.
Among them are:
Energy Conservation Guidelines for MSME Sector
The manual titled ‘Energy Conservation Guidelines for MSME Sector’ has standardized the energy performance values of various energy consuming equipment and systems deployed in manufacturing processes, to enable MSMEs in high energy-consuming sub-sectors to improve their energy efficiency.
Energy Conservation Guidelines for Industries
The manual titled ‘Energy Conservation Guidelines for Industries’ has been developed to guide the management and operators in large industries as well as SMEs to manage their energy consumption more efficiently, by standardizing the energy performance values of various energy consuming equipment and systems deployed for the manufacturing process.
Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT)
The Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme is a regulatory instrument launched by BEE to reduce specific energy consumption in energy intensive industries, with an associated market based mechanism to enhance the cost effectiveness through certification of excess energy saving which can be traded.
Standards & Labeling Program
The Standards & Labeling Program for equipment and appliances, initiated by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), provides the consumer an informed choice about the energy saving and the cost saving potential of a range of marketed products.
Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA)
The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA), as the State Designated Agency for Haryana, has a number of schemes/initiatives to promote energy conservation and renewable energy.
‘Japan Plus’ is a special management team set up by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India to facilitate and fast track investment proposals from Japan under the India–Japan Investment Promotion Partnership.
Among the initiatives under Japan Plus are:
Chennai–Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC)
The Chennai–Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC) is a major infrastructure program being supported by the Government of Japan, aimed at facilitating the development of a well-planned and efficient industrial base along the 560-km Chennai –Bengaluru–Chitradurga corridor, covering the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Delhi–Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC)
The Delhi–Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is an ambitious infrastructure program, conceptualized and initiated by Government of India in partnership and collaboration with Government of Japan. DMIC aims to develop new industrial cities as ‘Smart Cities’, and converging next-generation technologies across infrastructure sectors.
MAKE IN INDIA
‘Make in India’’ is a Government of India initiative, launched in 2014, to facilitate investment, foster innovation, strengthen skills, protect intellectual property, and build world-class infrastructure in India.
Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA)
The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) is the State Designated Agency (SDA) for the state of Maharashtra. Under its Energy Conservation Programme, MEDA has launched a number of initiatives for facilitating energy efficiency and renewable energy development.
MINISTRY OF MSME PROGRAMMES
The Ministry of MSME, through the Office of Development Commissioner, MSME, operates a number of schemes for the development of the MSME sector. Among them, the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) has the objective to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in becoming more competitive in a globalized marketplace through specific schemes including:
Design Clinic Scheme
The Design Clinic Scheme aims to enhance the industry understanding and application of design and innovation, to promote design as a value-adding activity, and to integrate it into mainstream business and industrial processes of MSMEs.
Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme
The Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme aims to enhance the manufacturing competitiveness of MSMEs through the application of various lean manufacturing techniques.
Micro & Small Enterprises - Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP)
This programme aims at enhancing the productivity and competitiveness as well as strengthening capacities of micro and small Enterprises (MSEs) through infrastructure development and setting up of common facility centres (CFCs).
Technology Up-gradation Scheme for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (TEQUP)
The primary objective of the TEQUP scheme is to sensitize and encourage the MSME sector in India to the use of energy efficient technologies and manufacturing processes. TEQUP also aims to create awareness and encourage MSMEs to acquire product certification/ licenses from national/international Bodies.
NewClimate Institute (NCI) generates and shares knowledge on policies and initiatives related to climate change. NCI’s website carries a ‘good practice GHG reduction policy menu by 30 major greenhouse gas emitting economies including India.
Skill India is an initiative launched by Government of India to empower the youth of the country with skill sets that make them more employable and more productive in their work environment. The skill development activities are coordinated and harmonized by National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), a part of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong ecosystem that is conducive for the growth of startup businesses, to drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. The Government through this initiative aims to empower startups to grow through innovation and design.
ZERO DEFECT ZERO EFFECT
The ‘Zero Defect Zero Effect’ (ZED) model aims to encourage Indian industry, in particular MSMEs, to manufacture products that meet the highest standards of quality as well as minimize environmental impacts.