BNK Energy Alternatives provided technical and materials support to two projects, which were implemented by BSM and LGSS in Jagdalpur in Chattisgarh and Lohardaga in Jharkhand respectively covering 520 households. The projects were supported by NABARD in facilitation with CATALIS. The projects aim to provide sustainable rural lighting solutions through SHGs’ micro-enterprise model and in overall reduce dependency on use of kerosene for illumination. The selected SHGs were trained to manage and run the solar lantern assembling units in the village. Apart from above, BNK Energy Alternatives is also the partner for the TERI’s LaBL programme. While implementing the TERI’s LaBL program, it has categorically promoted the rural youth as entrepreneur as well as the local service provider.