Local climates, global impacts
“We’ve heard that the weather is changing – it’s certainly got much hotter here since I was a child,” says Meenakshi Dewan, one of Tinginaput’s “barefoot” solar engineers.
Her effort to bring solar power to the area is already having a wider, positive impact. Now there is solar lighting, many villagers can move away from traditional oil lamps which burn kerosene – saving them money, and helping to reduce carbon emissions.
The UK's aid in India is focussed on the poorest people in three low income states - Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa - reinforcing the deep, productive partnerships we have built over the last decade.
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Photo © Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / Department for International Development