In today’s time, we cannot even think of our life without electricity, but just think about those villages, who were in the dark for more than 30 years. Many of the villages in India, fight for the electricity, but for Dharnai, this fight came to an end. Dharnai is a small village near Bodhgaya in Bihar and has become India’s first village powered entirely by solar electricity. The full solar-powered village in India is now benefiting 2,400 residents. For them, having electricity was like a far-fetched dream.
Residents of Dharnai had been using diesel-based generators and hazardous fuel like cow dung to meet the electricity requirement for decades, which were both costly and unhealthy. Since the launch of Green peace’s solar-powered 100-kilowatt micro-grid in 2014, quality electricity is being provided to more than 2,400 people living in this village in Jehanabad district.
“Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewable and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we’re going to have to do at a global scale is create a new system. And so, we need energy miracles.” – Bill Gates
Now, Students no longer have to sit the dark and study, they have got an opportunity to make their future bright. Not even just children but also women no longer limit themselves to stepping out in the day in this village of 2400 residents.
India has 80,000 other villages that are lacking behind in electricity and 19,000 of them are in Bihar alone. But likewise Dharnai, we have to make such miracles to come true for other villages too.