Western Union Lights Up Villages in Four Indian States

Last Modified: Tue Apr 05 2016 18:24:36 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 4
    states - Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh - with several remote and un-electrified villages, in which Western Union Company and Lighting a Billion Lives (LaBL) collaborated to provide access to clean lighting.
  • Rs. 100
    The amount Western Union committed to contribute for each Western Union remittance received in India from designated countries for the period October 15 to November 30, 2015.
  • 10
    villages (across 4 states) in which integrated domestic energy systems (IDES) were installed through the contributions in Phase I.
  • 200
    households across five remote villages in Purnea, Bihar received the first set of IDES systems and installations were completed in December 2015.
  • 10
    more identified villages across Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh where work will commence soon.