Assam's Village-Islands Use Solar Power to Break Free of Darkness

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Nalbari, July 15 — There are no electric poles on the tiny island village of Baleswar in Assam's Nalbari district of Assam. Even then, you can see people using fans and lights, charging their cell phones and even operating computers! All thanks to solar power.

Setting an eco-friendly trend, the villagers of Baleswar, like in many other nearby island-villages, are using solar panels to harness solar energy, which in turn helps them run their electrical equipments.

"We don't have any power cuts, like our fellow brethren in the city!" quipped Rekibul Rahman, one of the island dwellers who runs a tailoring shop. Rahman's shop's light and fan runs in the evening with the power generated by the solar panel.

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