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Energy [R]evolution Bihar

Image gallery | June 7, 2012

Energy [R]evolution Bihar

Image gallery | June 7, 2012

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)...

Kanti village joins the kranti

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma | October 12, 2010

A lot many times we have heard and seen that the biggest setbacks come with the greatest discoveries. Energy produced by thermal power plants is one such discovery. Kanti village in Bihar, has been adversely affected by the ash...

Gunjan Devi: “This light has been our liberation!”

Blog entry by Somdatta Sengupta | July 18, 2014

Women can move around without fear and socialise after dark since the solar-powered microgrid has started operation in the village Dharnai, Bihar — It was a moment to remember. The local panchayat bhavan was buzzing with...

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...

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...

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...

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