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Travelling around Varanasi a city that epitomizes all of India

A trip to Varanasi to sell solar home lighting systems

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"A solar system at 6000 Rupees is not a drop-in sale."

How much does the average Varanasi household make in a year?

Surprisingly, the average household income in the city of Varanasi is almost 175,000 rupees. As one moves outside the city it drops dramatically. The families we were dealing with were bringing home 200 to 400 rupees a day. Their outlay for Kerosene could go as high as 200 rupees a week.

That IS surprising. It is a much wealthier city than I realized.

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