In Bihar, women entrepreneurs are bringing solar energy to villages


Until four months ago, 34-year-old Renu Kumari, whose primary income comes from running an eatery business, was spending close to ₹1,700 a month on electricity—a large portion of her monthly income of ₹20,000. Now, thanks to solar energy, her electricity bills are zero, making it possible to save money for her children’s hostel fees. Kumari, who lives in Bihar’s Seema village, is one of several women entrepreneurs in the state who are investing in solar energy to run their businesses and increase savings. Read more

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