India's 'Solar Man' lights path out of poverty with clean power

Workers clean photovoltaic panels inside a solar power plant in Gujarat, India,

India has about 40GW of solar capacity and is aiming for 100GW by 2022. Image: REUTERS/Amit Dave

Moushumi Basu
Environment Journalist, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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Santipada Gon Chaudhuri with villagers using a solar-powered water pump in Karbongbari village in Tripura, northeastern India, in 2018. Courtesy of NBIRT
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