The project will provide low-cost, alternative power to 250 poorest of the poor,(Below poverty line)households, which will reduce the load on electricity provision and demonstrate a low carbon economy
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Naton Ki Mandia is a village in Gaziabad district lying in the National Capital region of India. In spite of being so close to the Capital, this village still has cluster of families living Below Poverty Line(Antodaya). 250 such Antodaya families belonging to caste group called 'Nat' live with no access to basic necessities like water, drainage or electricity. The village has access to the main electricity line supply but it caters to the better off caste group.
How will this project solve this problem?
This endeavor would empower the rural poor, increase their efficiency in production, and hence increase their disposable income. Depending on renewable energy is not just the answer to climate change but change to poverty as well.
Potential Long Term Impact
Solar power will provide better working conditions, increase the efficiency of the people to produce and earn more. TV in school will encourage childrens to school. Solar Water Pump to provide safe drinking water. Low carbon economy at village level.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.