Generations of villagers there had been living in the dark. The introduction of solar lights has also impacted various other areas, especially education. The minimal usage of kerosene oil has cut down their monthly expenditure. She managed to raise more than INR 2.
The portable lamp is stored close by and can be charged as necessary. The individuals and the corporate who are willing to contribute to their cause can reach out to them at partner projectchirga. An added and welcome bonus is a a healthier environment to breathe in.
As the clock strikes 8: Advertisement Villagers Collecting the Equipment 9: It could mean not having a packet of Project chirag for lunch, or taking a train to college instead of a taxi….
Installation Process The teams work with a member of each household to install the lights. Having touched so many lives in such a short span of time, Project Chirag is going stronger day by day. Their target is to reach out to 15, households in next three years by expanding to different states in the country.
We speak to the villagers, who in general are very shy. I turn off the lights and sit in the dark. This is her personal memoir of the day she went to the village of Dongaripada in Maharashtra and lit up their lives. The kids follow us between houses and we even get some of them to speak on camera.
It takes INR to light up one house and each village has anywhere from 15 to houses. The recent Assam project had two youth ambassadors, Saumya Dedhia and Noori Chaudhary, who accompanied the Project Chirag team to execute the operations in the villages there.
Each team gets a walkie talkie to communicate. We arrive at Dongaripada village. Their main source of income is rice farming.
For the Project Chirag team, the total has now gone up to households in 79 villages!! A member of the household climbs on the roof to hook up the solar panel. The village is only slightly off the highway. Right now, the fields are barren. Since its inception, the initiative has provided solar lighting to more than 10, rural households in seven states, impacting 60, villagers.
The solar lamps are sourced from a company, which chooses to remain anonymous, that develops and manufactures solar products. The way ahead Project Chirag primarily associates with corporates and trusts for fundraising. After the Assam project, the team is looking forward to touching more lives in other remote areas by associating with NGOs and educational institutions for extensive participation.
But the idea was unique… a college student can afford to give Rs I am back home in Mumbai in my very well lit up room.
We drive through beautiful countryside for an hour and arrive at the Pragati Pratishthan center in Jawhar Taluka of Thane District where we are served some delicious local cuisine. Project Chirag is looking at more such online fundraising campaigns to happen in the future to create a novel platform for individuals looking to contribute to a cause.
From here, we leave and head to a highway truck stop, where we wait for the team from the rural NGO Pragati Pratishthan that works with the villages. As simple as that! In some villages, women especially have benefitted and are able to take on handicraft work or join self-help groups and support each other.
It is enough to make even the worst cynic believe in a strong future for India and its ignored rural population that lives so far below the poverty line.
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Jul 16, · Dhruvraj Bhartia with Project Chirag installs solar lights in unelectrified homes of Assam. Project Chirag partnered with ‘Pragati Pratishthan’ to work with villages in Maharashtra and ‘Friends of Tribal Society’ to work with villages outside Maharashtra.
One of the unique stakeholders of the project are the members of the paraplegic community who help assemble the solar equipments - A perfect example of one community.Download