Solar Lamp Distribution in Yelavali village, Maharashtra

In 2011 One Million Lights, an organisation based in the USA, under their programme to provide light to non electrified villages sponsored solar lamps for each family in Yelavali.These lamps were provided by India-Impex, based in Bombay.

The distribution of the lamps was a part of the ongoing engagement of Kalpavriksh with this village on conservation and livelihoods issues. Villagers had organised their annual "van bhojan" (forest meal) on the 23rd of April, an occasion which was also used for districution of the lamps after a delicious meal sitting in a lovely patch of forest.

Solar lamps distribution in Yelavali village, Maharashtra