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Children, women in Indian villages benefit most from solar lanterns

by Pat Coate | May 06, 2009

Lanterns powered by solar energy, that are now being promoted in India's villages as the way out of the electricity shortfall, benefit women and children the most, a new study led by an Indian American has found.

However, with six hours of light supplied daily by the solar lanterns, study hours increased, which had a positive influence on the children's performance at school.

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