Solar Cooking
Last edited: 29 March 2017      
The article below is about a solar cooking promoter who is now deceased. This information is maintained here as a tribute to the important work done by Jimmy McGilligan.
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For updated information on how the late Jimmy McGilligan's work is being carried on, please see Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development.

James (Jimmy ) McGilligan O.B.E passed way on April 21, 2011 as a result of a car accident. He had been awarded the Order of the British Empire for his and his wife's, Dr. Janak McGilligan's, pioneer work at the Barli Development Institute for Rural Women in India. The McGilligans hosted the International Solar Food Processing Conference 2009 and have been long-time promoters of solar cookers and other labor-saving skills for rural women in Bangalaore, India.

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  • April 2011: Sir Jimmy McGilligan has passed way as a result of an auto accident.
  • June 2008: Jimmy McGilligan has been awarded an OBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2008. "For his services to social causes and the use of alternative energy in rural communities in India”, is the recognition of his dedicated service to the rural and tribal women in central India.[1]

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Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development
729 " Giridarshan', Village Sanawadiya
Kampel Road
District Indore
Madhya Pradesh 452016

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