Saving 1 Megawatt-hour of Power every day
Description/achievement of initiative

As of now over 10,000 students and their families have promised to save 100Watt-hour of power every day which adds up to over 1 Megawatt-hour daily, which in turn adds up to 365 Megawatts-hour of power per year, for which the old power plants in our country would use over 1500 tons of coal.

Implementation methodologies

One of the high school students, Shweta Marandi (who is Hero of the month in UNEP website) spearheaded the campaign from 2007. She got promises from over 10,000 students that each of them would save 100 Watt-hour of electricity every day. And Tarumitra students are traveling around the country to recruit more volunteers for this sustainable cause.

Caritas Switzerland has promised to fund the campaign expenses to save electricity. Tarumitra secretariat consisting of 15 full time volunteers and 2000 part time volunteers are working in thousands of schools on India to push the campaign to further limits.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Progress reports
Saving/producing 20,000 Megawatt-hour of Power by frugal use of electricity
Financing (in USD)
100,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
15 full time volunteers and over 2000 part time volunteers

Basic information
Time-frame: - 2015-03-30
Contact information
Robert Athickal, Co-ordinator, robertathickal@gmail.com
United Nations