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Light a Home

'Light a Million Homes' is an on-going campaign inspiring individuals and corporate partners to work with us to bring clean and affordable lighting solutions to un-electrified homes and villages in India and in Nepal.

Impact of our efforts

  • As per Govt. data dated on January 2017: 4,81,65,369 Households in 5,319 villages to be electrified.
  • 300 million of India's population lack access to electricity.
  • Village electrification rate currently stands at 96.7 percent
  • Every year 1.5 million litres of kerosene is burned for lighting, emitting approximately 3.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.
  • Traditional fuel combustion, the primary source of indoor air pollution, causes between 100,000-200,000 deaths per year in India alone.

Future Plans

  • Electrify 60,000 homes in India by 2019
  • To create 300 Entrepreneurs & Renewable Energy Engineers by 2019.
  • Set up of 30 solar micro-grids by 2019.
  • Rural Renewable Energy Centers to be expanded all over India.
  • 200 Solar Battery Charging Stations creating 300 entrepreneurs.

Journey so far

  • More than 9000 homes have been lit up transforming the lives of over 30000 people.
  • SET UP 26 Battery Charging Stations and created 40 Solar Entrepreneurs in West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam and UP.
  • 15 'Yuvacharyas' have been trained as Solar Engineers to install and service Home Lighting Systems.
Partner Implementing Organization: Sri Sri Rural Development Trust (India)