Solar Home Lighting to poor villagers in Rajasthan

by Society for Environment and Development


This project will provides Solar Power System to light-up houses of poor rural people and will provide mobile charging facilities in 200 households in Rajasthan. This project will provide solar power to 1000 people enhancing environmental condition and enable villagers to work, children to study and eliminating kerosene lanterns (saving Rs. 10 million) and improving health while reducing CO2 emissions.
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In India still 760 million rural households are without electricity, while in Rajasthan still 470 villages do not have electricity. The households are using kerosene lamps to light-up their house, which are not only causing health hazards but also affecting environment adversely. They are spending average Rs. 300/- per month to fuel the kerosene lamps.They are losing 4-5 man-hours daily leading to decrease in earnings, affecting the studies of children and also unable to charge mobile phones.


The SED will provide Solar Power System to those poor households who have no electricity and use kerosene to light-up their houses. Each System will provide electricity to 2 LED bulbs of 5W each for 6 hours and charge 2 mobile phones daily. In addition to it around 20 rural youth will be trained in repair and maintenance of Solar Power System.

Long-Term Impact

Long-term impact of this project is improvement in health of the families, better education of the children, increase in income potential and the enhancement in environment as a whole. As these 200 lighting systems will result in reduction of 24 tons of green house gases (CO2 pollution) over 15 years.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Society for Environment and Development

Location: Delhi - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Lalit Mohan
Delhi, Delhi India

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