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Oorja Development Solutions

Oorja is a pay-per-use clean energy services company registered in India and the UK. It works at the intersection of renewable energy and sustainable agriculture, focusing on replacing diesel engines used at/near the farm level. Oorja finances, installs, operates and maintains distributed solar energy systems for productive use. It acts as a multi-utility selling affordable irrigation, cold storage and agro-processing services to farmers on a pay-per-use basis. Oorja’s target customers are marginal and low-income farmers living in weak-grid rural areas of Northern and Northeast India. This innovative delivery model means there is no upfront cost for technology acquisition to farmers.
Climate Action Platform

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Endorsers that Oorja Development Solutions partner with

India

Villgro Innovations Foundation

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Villgro Innovations Foundation

Villgro is India’s foremost impact-first incubator with expertise in 4 sectors – Healthcare, Agriculture, Climate Action, and Gender Inclusion. At Villgro, we are addressing pressing social and environmental challenges by rapidly mobilizing innovations in India. We engage with early-stage inventors and entrepreneurs, across the country, to build their ideas and create impact at scale. We do this in two ways, 1) we maximize the potential of social enterprises building disruptive solutions through our highly customized, hands-on approach to incubation, and 2) we enable innovative partnership models & financing solutions that bring all stakeholders in the marketplace to actively engage and support these innovations.

On-going/Past projects

Productive Power for Rural Markets

By Oorja Development Solutions

Oorja is delivering low-carbon pay-per-use agricultural energy services to boost the agricultural productivity and livelihoods of marginal farmers and reduce on-farm carbon emissions in South Asia.

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Energy, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation