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Replacing Carbon, the Solar Way
By BREADS
Bangalore, Mar. 18. It was an occasion of hope for the people of Deodurga as Solar Lighting was installed in about 40 houses. Deodurga is a Taluk of the Raichur District in Karnataka and known for its backward conditions of living, education and livelihood.
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A walk through the villages of Deodurga is a heart touching experience. The poverty of the people is visible in their houses and the conditions that they live in. In collaboration with Selco Solar Light Pvt. Ltd, BREADS was looking at working out the possibility of reaching Solar Lighting facility to the poor families in the villages through Don Bosco, Deodurga.

But with the condition of the houses and the people here, we were not sure of the viability. There are no brick walls leave alone concrete roofs on which the solar panels and accessories could be mounted. Moreover, the people could not think of paying the 25% of costs asked of them which would amount to above Rs. 2000 /- per family.

The personnel from SELCO after assessing many possible areas for offering this help declared ````if anybody deserves these installations, it should be the families around Deodurga``.  They had realized in their assessment and evaluation that these families would not have any possible access to electricity in the near future as they live in isolated areas.

With the generous support of carbon offset funds from ``Lemelson Foundation``, SELCO decided to go ahead with the installations and face the physical challenge of setting up the panels on these very feeble structures of sticks and leaves. They worked for more than a week and installed solar lights in all the 40 houses. The people were happy yet worried about the maintenance. They were informed by the company about the guarantee details of the lights, batteries and panels.

The system was found to be very useful especially for the poor families who are living far away from the villages and in the farms. They now have light, children can have the hope of education under these lights, there is a feeling of security and safety, there is no need to purchase kerosene any more.

The ramshackle huts are easy to be destroyed by nature or by vested interests. But the proud owners of these ``wonder lights`` are keen on protecting their new found treasure and exploit the facility to their advantage. We already see a change in the quality of life for these forty families. You are welcome to view the photo album

We at BREADS have a dream of making this technology available to many more such families. We do hope more people will come forward to join us. For any further information you can write to director@breadsbangalore.org

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