Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Solar-Power-Project-in-Jalka-27MZIFI6JZFE.htmlConceptually similarSolar Power Project in JalkaGP023Z9Completed★★★★★★Solar Power Project in JalkaGP023Z3Completed★★★★★★Solar Power Project in JalkaGP023Z8Completed★★★★★★★Solar Power Project in JalkaGP023ZHCompleted★★★★Solar Power Project in JalkaGP023ZECompleted★★★★★★★Solar Power Project in JalkaGP023ZBCompleted★★★★Solar Power Project in JalkaGP023Z5Completed★★★★Solar Power Project in JalkaGP023ZCCompleted★★★★Solar Power Project in JalkaGP023Z4Completed★★★★View AllGP023ZISolar Power Project in JalkaGreenpeace activists explaining the functioning of the solar panels installation to students of the Jalka village school in Maharashtra, India.Locations:Asia-India-Maharashtra-South AsiaDate:31 Mar, 2009Credit:© Peter Caton / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3370px X 2246pxRestrictions:No FundraisingKeywords:Boys-Children-Climate (campaign title)-Clouds-Day-Flash-Greenpeace activists-Happiness-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Medium group of people-Outdoors-Primary school age (5-9)-Renewable energy-Schools-Small group of people-Solar energy-Solar panels-Sunny-VillagesShoot:Solar Power Project in Jalka Kalavati Bandukar’s husband, a poor farmer, committed suicide in 2005 after being unable to pay his debts. Following this, she was visited by Rahul Gandhi, heir to the powerful political Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty. He used her personal tragedy as an example to support the nuclear deal during the crucial vote in the Lower house of the Indian Parliament, saying that India's poor people needed electricity to light up their huts. After his visit, she became a household name in India. On 30th March 2009, Greenpeace launched a project in her village, Jalka, in Maharashtra located in central India, showing that the solution is not nuclear energy but instead clean, safe renewable energy. Kalavati is now a strong supporter and ambassador of decentralized renewable energy systems which she believes will be the answer to the energy crisis in her country. Kalavati and her fellow villagers are now looking forward to a solar-powered future. "Now," said the mother of nine, "my village has a future."