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Tehelka - - ROT IN THE SYSTEM -

IN UJ­JAINI, EACH house got an LED de­vice that com­prises a so­lar lan­tern, a bat­tery, a tube­light and two so­lar pan­els. The pan­els are put on the roof, the wires con­nected to a bat­tery, which charges the por­ta­ble lanterns. The lamps of­fer vil­lagers the

ad­di­tional bonus of porta­bil­ity. The suc­cess in

Uj­jaini cat­a­pulted the students to big­ger things. The students sent 10-12 of their own to learn how to make so­lar lamps, then helped train para­plegics — some of whom were beg­ging for a liv­ing — to do so, for which they are paid 30 per lamp. As­sem­bling 7-8 lamps per day

has pro­vided them a con­sis­tent source of in­come.

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