Transitioning to Modern Energy in Cooking: Modern Energy Cooking Access for Street Food Vendors
Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) is pleased to invite you to the 11th Talk on Transitioning to Modern Energy in Cooking: Modern energy cooking access for street food vendors scheduled on 29 July 2022 on a virtual platform. The session will address the general apprehension that modern energy has higher cost implications and may lead to lower profitability. The talk and discussions are aimed to understand the feasibility and viability of clean cooking – solar and electric for street vendors and provide support, viz, policy support to informal business owners and their customers, rather than by the broader energy discourse; device optimisation and productivity. The session would also emphasise on increasing profitability through efficiency and productivity amongst street food vendors to improve their livelihood and provide better business continuity and financial sustainability.
The session is focused on understanding and devising how electric cooking may help street food vendors grow their businesses, which should ultimately lead to a better experience for customers, and what role DISCOM, legislation, research groups, and the government can play in this endeavour. Some of the DISCOMs like CESC are already taking the initiative to provide direct formal connections to street food vendors, which is a win-win situation for both as DISCOMs are able to increase their revenue while vendors have a secure and permanent electricity connection. Such an arrangement could enhance street vendor’s livelihood, business growth, and customer satisfaction. India is also working on a state-level Energy Action Plan (EAP), and besides improving energy efficiency, the use of modern energy for cooking should also be given priority in EAP as energy is a state matter in India.
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