Until 2012-13, Dhundi, a village in Gujarat’s Kheda district, was unelectrified, with the homes and fields shrouded in darkness. The farmers would use diesel water pumps to irrigate the fields, spending a huge amount of money on diesel and maintenance. This film is a collection of interviews with the farmers telling their story of using solar powered pumps in farming which brought down the high irrigation costs. In fact, they produced surplus income by selling water and electricity to the Gujarath Electricity Board. With the surplus income, these farmers are investing in the village’s infrastructure by building borewells, community wells, and better irrigation canals.


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