Centre providing basic print services to serve regular needs of tribal communities.
In the tribal areas, basic services like photocopying, printing pictures are arduous and expensive. Depending on the remoteness of the village, locals have to travel around 20 to 50 kms to get a photocopy, losing anywhere between half a day to a full day’s wage. The costs burden is huge on the poor in tribal areas. To cater to the needs of the people, numerous small entrepreneurs provided services in and around their geographical areas. However, erratic power supply led to breaking down of expensive equipment leading to financial distress. One of the solutions to overcome the power situation was to depend on solar power. Solar powered Lok Sewa Kendras (LSKs) could provide the necessary reliability of electricity and also negate the voltage fluctuations: providing more economic stability to the small entrepreneurs in the remote tribal areas. Thus solar powered JSKs can be easily replicated wherever there is a need for decentralized centers that can provide essential services to remote vulnerable communities.