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A Stepping Stone for a Giant Leap

Feature story | October 30, 2013 at 23:49

Greenpeace India lays down its first foundation stone for clean energy revolution in Bihar. The foundation stone was laid by the district magistrate (DM) of Jahanabad, Mr. Md. Sohail in the presence of village authorities and heads of neighboring...

Greenpeace lays foundation for energy independence in Dharnai, Jehanabad

Press release | October 17, 2013 at 16:56

18 October, 2013, Dharnai/Patna: Greenpeace India today laid the foundation for its revolutionary rural electrification micro-grid project at Dharnai Village in the Jehanabad district of Bihar. The micro grid is an innovative and inclusive...

Greenpeace announces revolutionary electricity model in Bihar

Press release | September 3, 2013 at 18:01

4 September, 2013, Patna/New Delhi: Greenpeace today announced a one of its kind rural electrification model based on a smart micro grid in Dharnai village in Jehanabad district of Bihar. This ambitious solar powered micro-grid is being installed...

Dharnai: Going LIVE on July 20

Feature story | July 9, 2014 at 23:45

Several decades have passed since India became an independent country, but several million of its citizens still live in darkness. The centralised grid system has failed to live up to the hopes and aspirations of the people, with those in rural...

Changing the status quo in Dharnai!

Blog entry by Avik Roy | July 27, 2014

It is inspiring when you see happiness touching every aspect of life in front of you. One tends to feel accomplished to be a part of the carnival of human emotions. Something similar happened when I travelled to Dharnai last week to...

A New Dawn At Dusk

Feature story | July 30, 2014 at 22:54

Before Greenpeace India installed the solar microgrid in Dharnai it was a struggle for people to have access to energy for the basic necessities of life and livelihood -By Arvind Kumar

The Spirit Behind Mahan!

Blog entry by Pranay Jajodia | August 12, 2014

Indore, Mumbai, Bangalore, Aurangabad, Delhi, Dharnai, Lucknow, Madurai and Coimbatore - what do you think these 9 places have in common? They all sent rakhis to pledge to save one of Asia's oldest and densest sal forests - Mahan in...

The Largest Climate March in History is Coming to a City Near You

Blog entry by Pujarini Sen | September 16, 2014

What: The largest public demonstration demanding action on climate change is just 3 days away. When: The People's Climate March will take place on the 21st of September, 2014, just two days before UN Secretary General Ban Ki...

Energy empowerment - the story of Bijli and Dharnai

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | September 18, 2013

It was a cloudy, grey and rainy morning in Dharnai, Bihar. A small classroom was buzzing with local villagers. Banners were on display and a microphone was arranged for announcements. Slowly and steadily the crowd gathered inside the...

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