Oorja selected for the Google Startups for Sustainable Development Program
Oorja selected for the DCM Shriram AgWater Challenge
Over the next 10 months, the cohort will work towards improving water use efficiency in agriculture and profitability for smallholders growing rice, wheat, and sugarcane.
Oorja wins Best Off-grid Project at the Mercom India Award 2023
This award recognises the exceptional work helping drive the country forward in its net-zero goals.
Oorja wins the 2023 SET Award in the Quality Energy Access & SDG-7 category
Oorja was selected among the top 5 energy startups in the world! It was an honour for our work in rural India to be highlighted by dena, the German energy agency.
Oorja shortlised for 2023 Ashden Award for Powering Agriculture
This award recognises Oorja's innovation that bridges the gap between the agriculture and energy access sectors.
New World Bank report features Oorja among leading pay-per-use service companies
This report aims to survey the outlook for the off-grid solar market and interventions needed for the sector to achieve its full potential impact.
Oorja among UN Best Small Business winners
Selected from nearly 2,000 applications from 135 countries, the 50 winners all showcase inspiring, diverse, and impactful solutions in improving access to healthy, sustainable food. They will also share US$100,000 in cash prizes. Read more about the hidden heroes of our food systems here.
Dr Clementine Chambon is now a Global Good Fund Fellow
The 12-month Fellowship comes with executive mentorship, leadership coaching and $10,000 grant capital.
Our farming services
❄️ Cooling as a service.
Available at the farm or market gate on a per-crate-per-day basis.
⚡ Agroprocessing as a service.
Available on-farm at a per-kg rate.
We raise finance for the company to invest in community-scale agri infrastructure. This is typically blended capital.
We identify or receive referrals for potential project sites where smallholder farmers rely on diesel power for their energy needs.
Our ground team conducts farmer consultation to assess demand for our services. We form groups of interested farmers and may collect membership fees from them.
We procure equipment from reputed domestic suppliers and complete civil works, installation testing and commissioning of solar systems.
We hire an Operator from the local community and train them to deliver irrigation, milling or cooling services and maintain a sales register.
Customers pay the Operator based on their consumption at affordable tariffs. For example, irrigation is paid per litre based on a flowmeter.
Our ground team conducts regular maintenance and repairs, ensuring services are hassle-free and keeping our customers happy.
We monitor project performance and collect annual impact data. This helps us to assess the economic, social and environmental benefits.
We are aligned to 5 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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