Solar Cooking
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Last edited: 19 April 2021      

The Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development in Madhya Pradesh, India is led by Janak McGilligan, who is a Solar Cookers International Associate and a member of the Solar Cookers International Advisory Council.


Food fest attendees prepare a wonderful solar cooked meal at the Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development - Photo credit: The Times of India

  • April 2018: Solar Food Fest - Attendees gathered to celebrate Sustainable Development week at the Centre with a potluck food fest. Twenty-two solar cookers were used to prepare 30 delicacies. The Centre has organized the sustainable development week with the aim to encourage larger numbers of people to adapt a sustainable lifestyle. Read more...

Women training women to use solar cookers, celebrating World Environment Day. Photo credit: J. McGilligan, 2017.

Scientists visit the Jimmy McGilligan Centre in January 2017 - Photo credit: Free Press Journal

  • January 2017: Scientists gather to discuss adoption issues - Scientists from 19 countries visited Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development to discuss issues delaying use of solar cooking technology. Deepak Gadhia from the Muni Seva Ashram commented “The problem that we have come across, which hurdles the use of solar powered cookers, is the cost involved for an average person.” “Indore has potential to become MP’s solar hub using solar cooking, food processing and related technologies for food parks, namkeen clusters and organic farming,” Centre Director, Janak Palta McGilligan added to the discussion. Read more...
  • January 2017: World’s top solar cooking experts to visit Jimmy McGillian Centre  - After the 6th SCI World Conference 2017 being held from 16-19 January, a number of solar cooking experts are scheduled to visit the Centre. Read more... - The Free Press Journal

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  • July 2014:

McGilligan Empowering young Rural and Tribal women with Solar Cookers

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See Janak McGilligan.