Pandurang

Project full name

Pandurang SSK RE Project

CDM Project number

O313

Description

The project is located at the Shree Pandurang Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd co-operative sugar factory in Maharashtra. Sugar factories are typically energy independent, employing co-generation for their own internal steam and power requirements from the combustion of bagasse, a fibrous material resulting from the milling of sugar cane. The CDM project utilizes bagasse for the generation of electricity. The increasing power generation at the plant is leading to exports of power to the grid which will therefore supplement current and planned electricity generation from traditional fossil fuel based power plants. The project involves the installation of a high pressure boiler and condensing cum double extraction turbine generator. The more efficient combustion of bagasse will lead to a higher generation capacity and permit the power plant to generate surplus electricity. The project activity is expected to provide about 9 MW of electrical power to the Maharashtra grid.

Report summary

Key promises made by project proponents:

  • factory is directly involved in providing educational and health facilities to its workers
  • employment of 25 people and the returns from the project will accrue to the members of the co-operative
  • positive impact not only through the reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases associated with such generation, which is predominantly coal based but also through a reduction in the emissions of other harmful gases (NOx and SOx) that arise from the combustion of coal

Situation on the ground:

During the operationality of the mill, waste water is discharged in the nearby stream causing a strong smell and making it unable for the local population to use the water for drinking purposes. The contaminated water has negative impacts on human health and provides a breeding ground for mosquitos, which is leading to an increased appearance and skin impacts of the villagers. The company is providing educational services to local school kids, offering teaching facilities from 1st to 5th grade for the children of the laborers involved in helping the farmers during the crushing season for harvesting the sugarcane yield. However, employment opportunities generated by the project activity are limited and local labourers are only employed in very small numbers.

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Project participants

  • India:
  • Shree Pandurang; Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd
  • UK:
  • Agrinergy Ltd.

Registration date

05 May 2006

Carbon credits issued to date

251.398

Exact location

Shripur

Maharashtra
India

Relevant links at UNFCCC website

PDD
host country letter of approval
validation report

Sustainable development benefits

social well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • factory is directly involved in providing educational and health facilities to its workers

sustainable development benefits according to reports:

Jobs 

  • very limited direct employment opportunities are provided by the company for locals
  • high number of employees from other areas
  • income generation:
  • farmers are paid Rs. 2300/ ton of sugarcane

Health and safety

  • desease prevention:
  • contaminated water causes impacts on health situation of local population
  • contaminated water provides a breeding ground for mosquitos and caused skin diseases amongst many villagers

Education

  • enhancing educational services: 
  • schools offering teaching facilities from 1st to 5th grade were established for the educational benefit by the company for the children of the laborers involved in helping the farmers during the crushing season for harvesting the sugarcane yield

economic well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • employment of 25 people and the returns from the project will accrue to the members of the co-operative

environmental well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers: 

  • generation of renewable electricity will also reduce the dependence on existing and planned fossil fuel based generation
  • positive impact not only through the reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases associated with such generation, which is predominantly coal based but also through a reduction in the emissions of other harmful gases (NOx and SOx) that arise from the combustion of coal

sustainable development benefits according to reports:

Water

  •  control waste water: 
  • sugar mill is situated in Shripur and Mire villages near to river Bheema and had been discharging its effluent in to the river
  • Mire villagers complained that during the mill operational period of 6 months/ year, the company discharges effluent into the river which gives the water a foul odor and makes it unfit for drinking purpose
  • sugar mills have been a major reason for the water contamination in the area

technological well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • project will act as a catalyst to others wishing to install grid based generation

Sources and Materials

Sources

  • Laya field visit report

Organisations working on project

  • Laya

Last update

03.12.2014


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