This project aims to replace the usage of kerosene lamps with solar lighting devices to households
in a remote village called Pamohi, located in the outskirts of Guwahati, Assam, India. In this under electrified village, the villagers use kerosene or candles as source of energy for lighting. The solar lighting device will provide better illumination and kerosene smoke free indoor environment thereby enhancing the productivity and quality of the villagers, particularly children.
Assam and particularly the northeatern region in India are among the backward states. Majority of households in unelectrified and under electrified villages in Assam use kerosene as a
source of energy for lighting, which has proved to be a health and environmental hazard. It is also affecting the education of children and the productivity of the villagers, especially the women population.
Solar home systems will replace kerosene lamps and provide better illumination and smokefree
indoor environment thereby enhancing productivity and quality of village woman artisans,
facilitate education of the children and improve lifestyle of the most disadvantaged people.It will also provide solar light maintenance training and address employment opportunities for youths of that village.
Replication of the models in different parts of Assam, Northeast or other parts of the country . Overall development of the rural areas through increased employment, education and increase
in commercial activities.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Article on Parijat Academy, implementing partner