With the descent of darkness life in the remote Indian village of Meerwada came to a standstill. Workers abandoned their, tools, kids strained to see their school books while adults struggled to carry out the most basic of household chores under the faint glow of aged kerosene lamps.

The arrival of solar power last year has changed all that. On a humid evening splashed with rain, fans whirr as children sit cross-legged to catch up on their Hindi lessons and people delight over the fact that they can actually see what they are eating and drinking. –Reuters.

Girls study inside their house, illuminated by a Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) that is powered by solar energy. -Photo by Reuters

A woman uses a battery operated torch to prepare a meal inside the kitchen of her house. -Photo by Reuters.

Sampat Bai, 64, poses for a picture inside her house illuminated by a Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) that is powered by solar energy. -Photo by Reuters.

A family eats dinner inside their house illuminated by solar energy. -Photo by Reuters.

A woman uses a manual sewing machine inside her house. -Photo by Reuters.

A man cleans panels installed at a solar plant. -Photo by Reuters

Children watch television powered by solar energy. -Photo by Reuters.

A boy sits on a cart in front of a solar power plant. -Photo by Reuters.

A woman stands in front of an illuminated house powered by solar energy at. -Photo by Reuters

A family eats their dinner under the light of a kerosene lamp and battery operated torch inside their house. -Reuters.

A family eats their dinner under the light of a kerosene lamp and battery operated torch inside their house. -Photo by Reuters.

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natraj from here
Aug 02, 2012 12:03pm
Bangoli baba says:...agar duniya meh kahi "poor" hai too wah india hai ....india hai...india...hai
R.Danish
Aug 06, 2012 08:51am
in-spite all of these difficulties they are still together !
Anna Marie
Aug 09, 2012 08:44am
It great if solar power lights up indian village..