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.