Pollinate Energy Private Limited (PEPL), a Non-Profit Organization that focuses on sustainable energy solutions for the urban poor including by partnering with microfinance institutions. The core team members advising PEPL on its Indian initiatives are Aparajit Bhattacharya (Partner), Devika Chadha (Associate). HSA Advocates has supported the PEPL project through-and-through and provided full legal and transaction support to PEPL for the planning, development and implementation of the project. The firm is proud to be associated with PEPL and having had the opportunity of working on this project which directly impacts in improving the livelihoods of people living in India's urban slums through distribution of affordable clean energy solutions while building local social entrepreneurship.


The primary issue is understanding energy poverty. Energy poverty is a lack of access to modern energy services. These services are defined as household access to electricity and clean cooking facilities. The absence of these services acts as a fundamental barrier to human well-being and to economic development. Globally there are over 1.3 billion people without access to electricity, 306 million of which are in India alone. Despite rapid economic development and ongoing energy access programs, this still represents a staggering 25% of India’s population. The impact has been positive with the main motive to improve the lives of India’s urban poor by giving them access to sustainable products that make their lives better. As it directly impacts in improving the livelihoods of people living in India's urban slums through distribution of affordable clean energy solutions while building local social entrepreneurship.