EDP Programme

Entrepreneurship Development Programme - Clean Cooking

About the Programme

Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) Programme, India in partnership with Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) through its In Country Programme Partner in India – Finovista is organising Entrepreneurship Development Programme in Clean Cooking.

The programme will work with Clean Cooking Stakeholders and Indian device manufacturers and service providers to support innovation through investigations cooking fuel, device requirements, pilots, sharing learnings and connecting them with programme countries around the world. With cutting edge technology and world-class manufacturing infrastructure and alignment to India’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India coupled with the recently launched nationwide Go Electric campaign can lead to positioning India as a global hub for Clean Cooking Device Manufacturing.

India is home to multiple large-scale cooking device manufacturers and brands with already established sales, distribution and service Infrastructure, but the sector lacks the presence of small and medium enterprises and especially start-ups in this domain. As part of its strategy to nurture innovation and scale up the capacity of Indian device manufacturers, MECS Programme in India aims to run a dedicated Entrepreneurship Development Programme in clean cooking to support Startup/Spinoff/Innovator/Entrepreneur through funding, capacity building and other interventions, to glide over the current pandemic situation and develop sustainable business models and solutions for commercially neglected Clean Cooking sector. 


India’s first Modern Energy based clean cooking Entrepreneurship Development Programme to identify, nurture, fund and scale-up ideas into sustainable and scalable business solutions.

focus Area


Under the programme, 10-12 entrepreneurs would be selected, trained & mentored for upto 3 months, to help them in creating a strategy and business plan and provide Cash Grant of INR 2.5 lakhs each to top 3 Entrepreneurs.



The programme is designed for passionate innovators & entrepreneurs, willing to solve clean cooking transitionchallenges.

  • Indian Companies/SME/Startup/Individuals engaged in the Design, Development, Manufacturing/Assembling,Distribution, Services of Clean Cooking products and solutions.
  • Solution can be at any stage i.e. Ideation, Piloting, Demonstration & Deployment.

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