SAMAAVESHI 'SOLAR' INNOVATIONS: As Samaaveshi inches closer to completing three years, we have a fair understanding of the local challenges and realities. One of the pressing issues is the lack of electricity (50% Anganwadis in Karjat lack access to electricity). Secondly, despite heavy rains, most tribal villages do not have a reliable water supply/ clean drinking water. Thirdly, COVID has resulted in an alarming rise in rural unemployment. Hence, Samaaveshi plans to embark on a journey of solar innovations to find solutions to these problems. From 5-10 solar, smart Anganwadis in 2021, to 150 solar Anganwadis by 2025; and 20 solar skilled youth in 2021, to 500+ youth by 2025 (including 100 persons with disability) - we plan to gradually build a network of 'inclusive' solar villages in Karjat. Please support our work.