Did You Know...

289 million people in India
lack access to electricity
74 million rural households
have no access to electricity and use kerosene for lighting
2.2 billion litres per year
kerosene burned for lighting
Approx 5.5 million tonnes CO2
emitted per year by burning of this kerosene

“Lighting a Billion Lives is in response to this unfortunate
state of affairs in the 21st century. The initiative enables
people to get clean, healthy, and adequate light without any
pollution or emission and at a cost that is entirely affordable.”
- Dr R K Pachauri,
Director General of TERI


Work with us on the ground to spread light and...

  • Make studying joyful for children with better illumination and no harmful CO2 emissions.
  • Provide solar power for livelihood and bring new pride to women entrepreneurs.
  • Enable villagers to carry out income-generating activities in a smoke free environment and provide them additional productive hours.
  • Make access to medical aid at night possible.
  • Facilitate midwives to safely bring life on earth and health workers to attend to medical emergencies at midnight.
  • Promote women’s economic security through solar lighting.
  • Help improve eco-systems around bio-reserves by deterring animals from approaching human settlements within the forest area.
  • Help reduce consumption of fuel wood for lighting needs.
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"Our responsibility programme is just about as old as we are in the market. But we believe that you don’t need to be old and established to start making a difference. We have ensured that our initiatives are always rooted in the business we are in and are always focussed on empowerment. This is essential for sustainability. We today join a campaign that both TERI and Dr Pachauri are passionate about and we are proud to step in with our effort."

Mr Rajiv Bawa
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Unitech Wireless Ltd.
"I am very happy to know after spending an entire day at your village (Rehatakheda village, Maharashtra), that these solar lamps have made some sort of an improvement in your lives."

Rahul Bose
Noted Indian Cine Celebrity
"REC finds itself very proud because it has directed its CSR funds to Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh through TERI to make solar lanterns available. These are not only used for providing lighting to the village community but it has resulted in women empowerment. We are very proud to be associated with TERI and will provide our support even in the future."

Mr. Rajeev Sharma
Chief Managing Director, Rural Electrification Corporation

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