The plans and activities of SAMEEEKSHA are administered by a Core Committee, comprising the following core members.
Bureau of Energy Efficiency
The BEE was set up by the Government of India under the Ministry of Power in 2002, under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. BEE’s mission is to ‘institutionalize’ energy efficiency services; that is, to enable delivery mechanisms and provide leadership for energy efficiency in different sectors of the economy. The primary objective is to reduce the overall energy intensity of the Indian economy. For more details, click and see http://www.bee.gov.in/
Climate Change and Development Division, Embassy of Switzerland, India
The Climate Change and Development Division (CCD) is a part of Embassy of Switzerland, New Delhi. It works under the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The emphasis of CCD is on innovation, dialogue, capacity building and cooperation in climate change and energy. Its climate change programme focuses on improving energy efficiency in MSME sector by capitalizing its long engagement in this sector to replicate and scale up experiences of energy efficient technology development and diffusion. For more details, visit http://www.swiss-cooperation.admin.ch/india/
Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises
The Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) is the nodal ministry of the Government of India for the implementation of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006, a legislation that seeks to facilitate the development of MSMEs and enhance their competitiveness through the development of specific schemes and programmes. The MoMSME implements a number of schemes for MSME development through the office of the Development Commissioner, MSME (DC-MSME). Here are a few examples.
- The Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme, which aims to facilitate technology upgradation of MSMEs by providing capital subsidy on institutional finance availed for induction of well-established and improved technologies.
- The National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP), which supports MSMEs in their endeavour to become competitive through schemes such as the promotion of information and communication technology (ICT), mini tool rooms, design clinics, and marketing support.
- The Micro and Small Enterprises Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP), which aims at the holistic development of selected MSME clusters through value chain and supply chain management on cooperative basis.
For more details, visit http://msme.gov.in/
The Energy and Resources Institute
A dynamic and a flexible organization with a global vision and a local focus, TERI was established in 1974. A unique developing country institution, TERI is deeply committed to every aspect of sustainable development. From providing environment-friendly solutions to rural energy problems to helping shape the development of the Indian oil and gas sector; from tackling global climate change issues across many continents to enhancing forest conservation efforts among local communities, from advancing solutions to growing urban transport and air pollution problems to promoting energy efficiency in Indian industry, the emphasis has always been on finding innovative solutions to make the world a better place to live in. While TERI's vision is global, its roots are firmly entrenched in Indian soil. All activities in TERI move from formulating local and national-level strategies to suggesting global solutions to critical energy and environment-related issues.
The Industrial Energy Efficiency division of TERI is directly involved in activities related to small and micro enterprises. It is primarily engaged in promoting efficient and optimal use of resources through development and diffusion of cleaner technologies. visit http://www.teriin.org