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A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal

by Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
Teaching the villagers
Teaching the villagers

Solar tuki lamp set (which consists of 2 lamp units with built-in batteries and 1 solar photo voltaic panel of 2.5 Watt) was distributed to villagers in Punma village of Jajarkot district in Mid-western region of Nepal. There is no electricity in this village, because of which life is difficult. Kerosene lamp was used for daily household chores, because of which indoor pollution also occurs due to smoke coming from kerosene lamp.

 

After distributing the solar tuki lamps, Mr. Rabindra Khatri, Program Officer in ECCA taught the villagers how to properly handle the lamp and how to do simple trouble shooting. Such orientation helps in increasing the life of the solar lamp and solar photo voltaic panel.

 

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The solar tuki lamp
The solar tuki lamp

Sita studies in a local school in Punma village, located in Jajarkot district in Mid-western region of Nepal. There is no electricity in this village and hence life is difficult. She had to use kerosene lamps in the evening to study and to do her homework. Using dim light of kerosene lamp daily has affected her eye sight and the smoke emitted by the kerosene lamp created indoor air pollution. Her mother also had to use kerosene lamp to cook food for their family and to wash utensils.

 

After getting solar lamp from ECCA, she (as well as her family) are very happy. Their daily life has improved. Her studies also improved.

 

Sita, one of the recipients of the solar tuki lamp, expressed happiness and thanked all for the support provided.

 

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charging of the solar tuki lamp
charging of the solar tuki lamp
Local woman receiving solar tuki lamp
Local woman receiving solar tuki lamp

There is no electricity utility in Punma village, located in Jajarkot district in Mid-western region of Nepal. After promulgation of new constitution in September 2015, Jajarkot district lies in province 6.

Because of no electricity, life is difficult specially for women, who need to do daily household chores. They need to use kerosene lamps in the evening to cook food for their family and to wash utensils. There is also indoor pollution, due to smoke coming from kerosene lamp, because of which many women have respiratory diseases. ECCA coordinated with local women group to provide solar tuki lamp to their members.

Ms. Nirmla, one of the recipients of the solar tuki lamp expressed happiness and thanked all for the support provided.

We thank you for your support.

solar photo voltaic system set
solar photo voltaic system set

The solar home system consisting of a solar photo voltaic panel, battery, charge controller, wires, LED bulbs, switches were provided to families in Punma village in Jajarkot district, located in the hilly districts of Mid-Western region of Nepal. There is no public utility electricity in this village and the villagers use kerosene lamp for daily lighting. The families were selected in coordination with the local ward office. The solar home system is being provided to the families in a phase wise manner. In the first phase, the poorest families were chosen.   

Ms. Srijana, one of the recipients of the solar home system, expressed happiness in receiving the system, which, she said, will contribute in better education of her children.  

We thank you for your support.

solar photo voltaic set being handed over
solar photo voltaic set being handed over
information collection through household visit
information collection through household visit

Jajarkot is located in the hilly districts of Mid-Western region in Nepal. It is graded as the ninth remote district, which has road connection only up to the district headquarter and has very limited access to electricity and telephone. After promulgation of new constitution (in September 2015), Jajarkot district lies on province 6, and ECCA project is being implemented in Punma Village. As there is no electricity in the village, life is difficult. ECCA plans to provide solar light system to the villagers in a phase-wise manner, in coordination with the local ward office. To identify the poor and needy families, survey was done. Orientation on renewable energy / solar energy was also provided to the local women group members. The components of the solar light system (along with the battery) has been procured and the preparation is going on. The solar system will soon be handed over to the families. We thank you for your support.

Orientating women group members about solar energy
Orientating women group members about solar energy
The solar light system to be provided
The solar light system to be provided
Preparation going on
Preparation going on
 

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Location: Lalitpur, Bagmati - Nepal
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