“The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) North America has joined hands with TERI India to brighten the lives of the power impoverished across the world through Lighting a Billion Lives campaign.
According to the statistics available at the campaign website, over 1.6 billion people in the world lack access to electricity and roughly 25% are in India alone. A commitment to this effect was made at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, held in New York during 26–28 September 2007. The campaign is inspired by TERI’s commitment to global sustainable development and creation of innovative solutions for a better tomorrow. Through the campaign, TERI plans to take solar lighting devices around the world to rural communities that lack quality lighting systems and have to depend on traditional resources like dung cakes, firewood, crop residue and kerosene for their various energy needs. “