Partnership to boost quality solar lighting products in rural India

Dharma Life (an initiative of Gajam India Private Limited) works with manufacturers, state-level distributors and local retailers to build a sustainable value chain to make affordable social-impact products available to their network of rural entrepreneurs. It has signed an agreement with the Lighting Asia/India Program to boost distribution of quality-assured lighting products through its network of entrepreneurs in Bihar, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Frontier Markets is a rural marketing, sales, and service distribution company providing access to affordable and quality solar energy based lighting solutions to low-income households in Rajasthan, India.

Frontier Markets has signed an agreement with the Lighting Asia/India Program to build the capacity of Frontier Markets’ women entrepreneur network (Solar Sahelis) to boost distribution of quality-assured lighting products; and its market strategy for business scale up. Lighting Asia/India is an IFC program aimed at increasing access to clean, affordable energy in rural India by promoting modern off-grid lighting products, and systems. The program works with the private sector to remove market entry barriers, provide market intelligence, foster B2B/market linkages and raise consumer awareness on modern lighting options. For more information, visit http://lightingasia.org/india/ or contact Anjali Garg, Program Manager for Lighting Asia/India at AGarg1@ifc.org