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Bringing clean energy to rural India | by DFID - UK Department for International Development
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Bringing clean energy to rural India

Meenakshi Dewan, 20, brings something very special to her home in Orissa, India: electricity.


She is one of four women in her village trained in solar power engineering with DFID’s help. Between them, the “barefoot” engineers of Tinginaput have brought electric light to their community and a new path for development.


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.


Photo © Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / Department for International Development

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Taken on September 30, 2009