Individual Entrepreneur Model

Solar Powered Puff Rice Unit

Agriculture Livelihood


Ranjan Panda is a retuning migrant from Balasore, Odisha. He worked in Gujarat State for a period of 10 years as a labour migrant worker and thereafter returned to Balasore to set up his own business. Here after seeking support a local mentor helped him set up his own puffed rice unit.



To address this situation a solar energy generation and storage unit was installed at Ranjan Panda’s Puffed Rice Mill.


This greatly helped him in saving not only on recurring diesel expenditures but also helped him increase his productivity as a whole with the more reliable energy source.

Pre Intervention

Although he was happy with starting his own business, constant electricity power outages and high costs of diesel prevented him from reaching his full potential