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Lovingly called Janak Didi, Janak Palta McGilligan is the founder of the Barli Development Institute for Rural Women in Indore. During the mid-1980s, Janak and her late husband Jimmy McGilligan pioneered solar parabolic cooking for community use. In the following decades, they worked tirelessly to set up solar community kitchens in Madhya Pradesh and trained thousands of tribal women in solar cooking technology.

TERI and the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai have come together to gather stories of unsung Green Heroes from India’s western region.

The Green Heroes Film workshops travelled to 5 cities- Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Indore and Goa - reaching out to 135 young storytellers. From media colleges, NGOs and independent professionals, everyone shared a common zeal to make a great film that tells a great story. The 2-day workshops included sessions on cinematography, storyboarding and editing.

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