Planning and Construction of Canop-E Networks for Inclusive, Sustainable Growth in Developing Countries (E.g.- India)

9 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2017

Date Written: March 31, 2017

Abstract

In the next few years, India will be the most populous nation on earth. This large population will need a huge increase in agricultural productivity. At the same time, agricultural activity is highly energy and resource intensive. Moreover, many places in India are facing water crisis. Therefore an integrated solution to cultivate food for the people by using water and resources in a sustainable manner is needed.

A Canop-E is a large structure that has integrated harnessing of water, energy and food. I propose an idea to build a network of structures called Canop-E Network which will harness solar and wind power in an integrated manner in developing nations. Additionally it will provide water harvesting facilities also. Using the renewable energy and harvested water, we can grow food. The energy generated can also be used to desalinate water and used in arid areas. At the same time it will also protect the inhabitants of settlements in the structure from rain, sunlight and inclement weather. Thus an integrated solution to food, water and energy security can be obtained. This can be extrapolated to other developing nations to provide the people with inexpensive, inclusive and sustainable living.

Keywords: Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind, Water, Hydroponics, Water Harvesting

JEL Classification: L95, O18, P28, P48, Q01, Q18, Q25, Q42, Q43, Q48, Q55, Q56

Suggested Citation

Hegadekatti, Kartik, Planning and Construction of Canop-E Networks for Inclusive, Sustainable Growth in Developing Countries (E.g.- India) (March 31, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2943874 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2943874

Kartik Hegadekatti (Contact Author)

DoPT,Government of India ( email )

DoPT,North Block
New Delhi, Delhi 110001
India
+91-9483715544 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://hegadekatti.blogspot.in/

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