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Selco Solar founder and Magsaysay awardee Hande among 50 picked for Rajyotsava awards in Karnataka

According to reports, this year’s Magsaysay awardee and social entrepreneur Dr Harish Hande, Arjuna Award winners Tejaswini Bai and Ramesh Tikaram are among the 50 Rajyotsava awardees for 2011.

Dr Harish Hande, 44, is an engineer and a renewable energy entrepreneur and has extensively worked at the grassroots to meet the energy requirements of rural households.

The co-founder of SELCO-India, a rural energy service based out of Bengaluru, he played a pivotal role in installing over 95,000 solar lighting systems in rural households since 1995.

He has worked on over 500 small rural and urban health clinics, over 1000 rural schools and dormitories, and over 1500 irrigation and drinking water systems.

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