A woman stands in front of an illuminated house powered by solar energy at Meerwada village of Guna district...
A woman stands in front of an illuminated house powered by solar energy at Meerwada village of Guna district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh June 18, 2012. Life in the remote Indian village of Meerwada used to grind to a standstill as darkness descended. Workers downed tools, kids strained to see their school books under the faint glow of aged kerosene lamps and adults struggled to carry out the most basic of household chores. The arrival of solar power last year has changed all that. On a humid evening splashed with rain, fans whirr, children sit cross-legged to swat up on their Hindi and delighted people can actually see what they are eating and drinking. Picture taken June 18, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: ENERGY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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