Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Light Touch !


Just outside Bangalore, J Gajendran runs a small business enabled by his solar panels.
His neighbours, who have mobile phones but don’t have access to electricity, pay him Rs 5 per hour to plug their phones into his solar-powered batteries. This is possible, thanks to Magsaysay Award - winner Harish Hande whose Selco Solar creates solar energy products such as CFL and LED lamps, heaters and cooking stoves.

They are currently being used in 1.3 lakh households in Karnataka,Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar and West Bengal. It is extremely important for Indian enterprises to balance social, financial and environmental sustainability. That is the only way the social fabric of the country can be stable, says Hande.

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