Increase in Income


Akhtari Khatun, from Nabiganj has a cosmetic shop. She recently shifted from a 3 hour DG powered supply to the Smart Power mini-grid. This helped her increase her working hours by an hour adding to her monthly income as well. “Because of the light after 7:30 PM, which was not the case before, now more women can come to my shop.” said Akhtari.
The shift has reduced her monthly expense on availing 6 hours of electricity from rupees three hundred and seventy to rupees one hundred and twenty five only. Moreover, after the enterprise closes, the connection is used in her house. Her mother mentioned: “We never had electricity supply at home, now as we have light it’s easy to walk around in the night”. Thus, the dependence of this household on kerosene lamp, as a source of lighting has reduced.