Our Work in India

To support the Government of India's action plans on energy efficiency and climate change, the Institute for Industrial Productivity catalyzes projects for cleaner production in small and large companies, industry clusters and across supply chains. IIP designs and demonstrates innovative models that give companies access to advanced technologies, enhance their competitiveness and facilitate compliance with environmental regulation.

Industry in India

  • Industry uses more than half of the total commercial energy use in the country and GHG emissions account for 31% of India’s total GHG emissions (at 413 Mt in 2007, Ministry of Environment and Forests)
  • Total industrial energy consumption between 2007 and 2050 is expected to grow 3.5 to 4.2 times under business-as-usual (IEA, 2011).

With Indian industry's large energy and carbon footprint, there is great potential to save energy and address energy security, and to encourage low carbon growth. Against this background, the Government of India has launched the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEE), targeting large industrial energy consumers.

To support the Government of India's efforts, IIP encourages rapid diffusion of cleaner technologies in energy intensive industry sectors that will steer them on a low carbon development path. 


IIP is working with the private sector in India to design and demonstrate innovative business models – for example, the greening of supply chain of large corporations such as IKEA (involving energy and environmental assessments followed by project implementation, bundling of medium-scale energy efficiency projects); and market transformation with small yet heavy industry clusters.  

Within the large energy-intensive sectors, IIP in India is presently focusing on cement and fertilizer, with active participation of respective industry associations. IIP has embarked on an ambitious project to increase the use of alternate fuels and raw (AFR) materials by the Indian cement industry through a multi stakeholder initiative. This effort, anchored in the Cement Manufacturers Association, aims to catalyze favorable policy changes that would further encourage the Indian cement industry's AFR use. Such policy changes would complement the Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s (BEE) Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme.

A bottom-up participatory approach is followed in projects that are underway in Kolhapur and Bhavnagar industry clusters, aimed at deployment of energy efficient furnances in a group of similar units (foundries and steel re-rolling). Successful models will then be replicated in other clusters, leading to effective scale up.


To create effective delivery channels, IIP works closely with industry associations, enabling them to leverage and scale-up energy and environmental performance efforts beyond IIP's assistance.

IIP helps India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency, in collaboration with the Shakti Foundation, to frame and implement policies that support the development of an efficient, productive and cleaner industrial sector.

The Knowledge Exchange Platform

The Knowledge Exchange Platform is a joint initiative between IIP and India’s 

Development and Implementation of Best Practices in Indian Foundry industry

In 2012, IIP joined hands with the World Bank, the Global Environmental Facility and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency on an important initiative for the foundry industry in India.

Saturating an industrial cluster with cleaner technology

Based on the outcome of a feasibility study that was launched in 2011, IIP launched the implementation phase of the project in 2012, to provide technical backstopping support to three representativ


The Knowledge Exchange Platform is a collaborative initiative between the Bureau of Energy Efficiency and the Institute for Industrial Productivity designed to promote and share best practices and ene

Somnath Bhattacharjee
India Country Director, New Delhi
Ritu Bharadwaj
Senior Program Manager, New Delhi
Project Officer, New Delhi
Vipin Kumar
Administration and Accounts Officer, New Delhi
Dr. B. Sengupta
Senior Advisor, New Delhi
Cement Manufacturer’s Association of India
Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA) is made up of both the private and public sector cement companies and members and has offices in New Delhi, Noida, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Fertiliser Association of India
The Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) is the national representative body of all fertiliser manufacturers in India comprising public, private, joint and cooperative sectors.