A Solar Journey: Reaching the remotest villages
Energy access is a prerequisite for basic services like cooking, lighting, transportation, education, healthcare, etc. Sarda’s remote location in a dense forest cuts off its market linkages and increases the challenge of making electricity accessible for all households and other basic services.
Shruti Sharma, researcher and India Project Coordinator with IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative, and Itishree Kanungo, Odisha State Coordinator with Climate Parliament, visited Sarda Village in Odisha, India. In this article, they document the deployment of solar in this community.
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