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Bihar Diaries

Blog entry by Kirtana, Aditi and Nithin | August 10, 2016

"I always wanted to explore the world on my own terms but I had never had a chance to do it! Finally, when I became a part of Greenpeace, I could quentch my thirst for knowledge and be able to work for environment protection. ...

Hope in Bihar

Blog entry by Ashish Kothari | April 26, 2016

The state of Bihar is well-known for lagging behind in all economic and human development indicators. Recently, Ashish Kothari visited some areas in Bihar where interesting things are happening. Under progressive governance and...

Dharnai Becomes a Lighthouse of Energy Independence

Blog entry by Pujarini Sen | August 14, 2014

Greenpeace India receives unparalleled political praise in Bihar   In 2012 Greenpeace India published a report called “e[r] cluster: for a smart energy access”, advocating a ‘bottom up’ grid expansion through cluster based...

Nitish Kumar visits solar village of Dharnai!

Blog entry by Pujarini Sen | August 4, 2014

The small village of Dharnai was firmly in focus today, as eminent JDU leader and former Chief Minister of Bihar, NitishKumar visited the small village to witness first hand Greenpeace's decentralised renewable energy project there.

A New Dawn At Dusk

Feature story | July 31, 2014 at 18:24

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

For Dharnai Youth, Solar Fires Up Passion, Local Pride

Blog entry by Somdatta Sengupta | July 21, 2014

Growing up in an era of darkness, Santan dared not believe that things could change for the better, until one day it finally did! By Somdatta Sengupta Dharnai, Bihar — Santan Kumar, 19, is shy, likes to keep to himself and a...

The Power of One

Blog entry by Somdatta Sengupta | July 21, 2014

It is not easy to believe that change is possible or change is good without conviction and a vision for the future By Somdatta Sengupta Bishunpur Tolla, Dharnai, Bihar — During the day, he is busy managing his business. At...

From Womb to Tomb: Can Microgrid Alter the Fate of Women in Rural India?

Blog entry by Neha Khator | July 21, 2014

Women in Dharnai, like Soni Devi, struggle every day to fulfill basic necessities of food, water and fuel, often risking their health and saf ety By Neha Khator Dharnai, Bihar — Till back in November last year, meeting...

Power from the Sun: A new life for Dharnai, India

Blog entry by Neha Khator and Ruhie Kumar | July 20, 2014

In this world where we seem surrounded by news of gloom and doom, we don't often hear stories of positive change. But here is one: a story of a village that has unshackled itself from darkness, after 30 years of having its energy...

Dharnai Goes LIVE Powered by Greenpeace’s First Solar Microgrid

Feature story | July 20, 2014 at 13:00

The miracle wasn’t caused by any divine intervention but by the sheer determination of Greenpeace India and the residents of Dharnai who came together to make the impossible happen.

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