From the Forums: How to Bring Light to Rural India?

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parkashone writes:

According to Indyalive's managing director, only 19 percent of rural areas in India have electricity. The rest use foul-smelling kerosene lamps to light their huts, which pollute, provide little light and are major fire hazards...As in any non-electrified society, life is defined by the sun; little is accomplished once it sets. With children helping out with chores during daytime, it leaves little chance for them to study from reading lamps.

What are your thoughts? Have any ideas to bring better lamps to rural India? Join the conversation.

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