Electricians are busy in installing the solar street lights in Dharnai village. This rural power electrification through solar microgrids will make the entire village independent in electricity.
ILLUMINE DHARNAI
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Rama Kumari Devi (80), a senior resident of Dharnai village is reminiscencing her past time in this village when electricity was there. But this infrastructure is no more available since last 33 years. Diesel generators are the only source of electricity in these villages.
An old electricity poles which was supposed to be in use 33 years ago here in Dharnai village.
A local roadside salon in Dharnai village. Usually salons are remain open only in the day time due to no electricity service here since last 33 years.
Villagers here mainly dependent on the kerosene lit lamps and lanterns here in the night time. To have an electricity connection from diesel generatos is a luxury for most of the inhabitants here.
According to the students here, they have to face lots of difficulties for not having electricity in village. Kerosene lit lanterns or lamps are not useful for the long hours of study in the nighttime.
Rupnarayan Kumar (18), who studies diploma in mechanical engineering in Bangalore since last 3 year, comes twice a year at his home in Dharnai village. Like him the young generations of the village are very much keen to use new technologies such as smart phone, laptops, Ipad, etc. But they cannot fulfill their expectation as there is no electric facility here.
The one and only health centre in Dharnai village. It only remains open in the day time as there is no electric facility till now. People suffer a lot if they need any medical service during night.
Workers are busy in a cane sugar processing factory in Dharnai village. They have to invest a lot in diesel for the processing as there is no electric facility in Dharnai.
Nagendra Das, a senior inhabitant of Dharnai village is busy in processing cane sugar at Dharnai village. He is in this job since last 25 years. Absence of electricity in this village is the only reason for not growing his business properly. Moreover, diesel price hike also decreases his benifit day by day.
Rameshwar Mahato (right) and Ran Vijay Sharma (left), senior residents of Dharnai village are reminiscencing their past time in this village when electricity was there almost 33 years ago. Life at night was not so tough then.
Many villagers in Dharnai village use battery LED light at night. As there is no electric facility in Dharnai since last 33 years, every villager has to arrange such kind of substitutes for night.
Ram chandar Singh (60), a senior resident of Dharnai village uses a machine to cut the paddy straws manually for his cows to feed as he can’t afford a diesel machine for this purpose.
Nowadays, villegers are threshing paddy in a paddy thresher machine run by the diesel in Dharnai village. Currently they are mostly dependent on unreliable and costly diesel generators.
Lal Mohan Sharma (75), a senior resident of Dharnai village who passed LLB, is reminiscencing his past time in this village when electricity was there in Dharnai village.
An old television set inside a house in Dharnai village. Some villagers have such television sets bought almost 33 years ago when there was electricity. Diesel generators are the only source of electricity in these villages.
A village woman is carrying a lantern on her head to the nearest market to fill the cylinder with gas at Dharnai village. As there is no electric facility since last 33 years, every villager has to arrange such kind of substitutes for night.
Villagers are attending a meeting regarding launch of solar electricity in Dharnai village.
People of Dharnai village thinks that they will be benifited a lot by the installation of solar microgrids which facilitated the entire area with solar powered electricity. Villagers will get rid of a dark time of 33 years of no electricity here.
Village women are singing folk songs on roof of a house in Dharnai village.Development of solar microgrids to electrify the entire village brings new hope in the villagers.
Shushila Devi who makes incense sticks says that she is very much optimistic about the launch of solar powered electricity in Dharnai village. According to her she will be abled to make incense sticks at nighttime also and earn more.
A newly installed solar street light in the locality of Dharnai village.
A newly installed solar street light in the locality of Dharnai village.
Rajesh, who runs a tailor shop, says that he cannot work at night for not having electric facility here in the Dharnai village. He is very much hopeful for the launching of the solar microgrids and keen to use solar electricity at night to benefit more.
Solar powered street lights are the new source of light after sunset at Dharnai village nowadays.
After installation of solar powered street lights, Dharnai village has started to see a busy night life. Before this, daily life of the villagers used to end with setting sun.
A busy working hour at night in Dharnai village. Launch of solar powered electricity has made a great positive impact on the village life.
With the newly launched solar microgrids at Dharnai village, people are very much hopeful that they are going to see an end of marathon 33 years dark time of no electricity here.
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