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Women in India are tackling the rural energy crisis with solar power

Solar-powered lights are a cost effective and renewable source of energy. Image: REUTERS/Amit Dave

Annie Banerji

South Asia Corrospondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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 Radha Devi, a Solar Saheli (Solar Friend), stands at the courtyard of her home in Moonpur village of western Rajasthan state, India on September 12, 2018.
Radha Devi, a Solar Saheli, at her home in Rajasthan. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Annie Banerji
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Bassi, a Solar Saheli (Solar Friend), interacts with a self-help group for women in her village Moonpur village of western Rajasthan state, India on September 12, 2018
Bassi speaks with a women's self-help group. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Annie Banerji
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