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A village walks into the light

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The story of electrifying a remote tribal village, Maligaon in Odisha, by renewing a defunct solar microgrid. After five years of living with no electricity, the 50 families today have access to energy that has led to the emergence of new and alternate livelihoods, safer streets and homes for girls, children being able to study in the evenings and better farming practices. On 8 September 2019, we commissioned the new solar microgrid for use by communities in three hamlets. Women’s groups from these hamlets run and manage the system as a small business and work as co-operators of the system.

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