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A sustainable energy promise

Blog entry by Mridulika Jha | May 14, 2012

Power-cuts have a major impact on our daily schedule. Now think of the people residing in the rural areas, having very little access or no access to electricity. All of us need electricity. But using unsustainable energy sources...

A ray of hope in gloomy villages

Blog entry by Arpana Udupa | April 22, 2011

The story of the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojna (RGGVY) survey encompassing 6 villages in Madhubani, is similar to that of other villages, with some variations here and there. No one had a clue about the RGGVY scheme. No one...

Of lifeless transformers and false promises

Blog entry by Arpana Udupa | April 22, 2011

I am travelling with a team of surveyors who proudly call themselves soochna prahari. They are the local Right to Information (RTI) activists who have been filing RTIs and bringing out many cases of corruption and malpractices in...

Enlightening Bihar

Blog entry by Shashwat Raj | January 3, 2011

W ith the Nalanda University revival becoming a reality, Bihar is trying to regain its status as an education hub in the international arena. The elite centre of learning which was operational 800 years back, was built in fifth century...

Yatra ends with a hope for Urja Kranti

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | November 25, 2010

We finally reached the last stop of our yatra- Arrah. Amazing hospitality and delicious food welcomed us in Arrah. We could smell the home cooked Litti Chokha dipped in homemade ghee (Indian butter) from a distance. Elaichi (cardamom)...

Closing march of the Urja Kranti Kendra

Blog entry by Grace Boyle | November 4, 2010

Patna doesn't have much in the way of social spaces. Its efforts are pretty much encapsulated in the Gandhi Maidan, a wide square of scrubby grass in the centre of town, and people flock to it.    The evening scene there on Friday...

Renewable way forward for Bihar

Blog entry by Grace Boyle | October 29, 2010

Everyone in Bihar knows the electricity problems of the state.  It’s got a massive, yawning deficit, but not the coal reserves to plug it.  Yet, somehow, the issue of energy is often overlooked in the shadows of other developmental...

Yatra reaches Chhapra

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | October 29, 2010

The yatra team reached its second last destination-Chhapra, a land famous for the special ghee loaded dish, Litti chokha. The event was attended by women from local NGO groups. A lot of people working in the development sector also...

Bihar sees the light of renewable energy

Blog entry by Grace Boyle | October 28, 2010

It’s been nearly a year since the Greenpeace campaign for decentralised renewable energy in Bihar began, and it’s seen a multitude of forms: press conferences, network events, informal meetings with political parties, reports. It came...

Renewable energy message reaches Bodhgaya and Hajipur

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | October 28, 2010

The sky lanterns had already set the mood for the yatra in Bodhgaya. Now it was time to enact our street play and tell people about it. The theatre yatris set out with their dholak (Indian drum) and dhapli (tambourine), singing...

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