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Last Updated 17.02.2020 | 8:51 AM IST



Big B to light up homes across rural India

On the grand occasion of his 71st birthday, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan announced a charitable initiative of Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust and Urja Foundation at a press interaction at Juhu.

With the noble intention to serve country men, who are deprived of electricity, Dr. HRB trust and Urja foundation have come together with a mission to provide solar powered lights to around 3000 homes all across India (28 states).

The objective is to provide feasible and sustainable renewable energy solutions for inclusive growth. The project has been conceived to provide electricity the basic necessity for countrymen.

Urja Foundation and Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust will embark on a journey to light up rural homes with no electricity using environmentally friendly solar home lighting systems. This initiative is being supported by the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC) and has Blue Dart as the official supply partner ensuring efficiently in logistics by delivering the solar home lighting systems across rural India.

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