Chirag Rural Development Foundation is an NGO that enables
solar power to develop and empower villages in India.

Project Chirag is the flagship initiative of Chirag Rural Development Foundation. Born in 2010 as a student project at H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, we transformed into a registered NGO in 2011, for the sheer volume of need we could rise to fulfill.

We remain a youth powered organization, and endeavour to remain consistently evolving in the space of rural development and renewable energy.

While we began as an initiative to provide solar home lights to villages with limited or no access to the electricity grid, light for all, we learnt that for our greater goal of fighting poverty and zero migration with sustainability, a light in one’s home is simply not enough.

In 2018 we developed an Integrated Village Development Model that engages in the multidimensional use of solar electrification on a holistic level, to catapult our villagers out of poverty.

The dream? To help develop a self sufficient and sustainable rural India, one village at a time.

We Believe In

Equal opportunities

to access necessities, no matter which part of the country you are in.


to the cause we are supporting, our principles, our partners, our citizens, and to being a part of the change we want to see.


in our operations, ensuring accountability from and to all stakeholders.


that extends from our source to the type of intervention we engage in, so the villagers are able to support and create their own development.

Leading From The Front

Working Towards The SDGs

Harnessing sustainable energy as the pivot, we contribute towards the SDGs by implementing systems at the village level that provide our rural communities with access to basic essentials.

Are you passionate about making a change? Would you like it to be your life’s work?

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