Pandri, Purulia district

Pandri is a small village situated in the Purulia district in the state of West Bengal, known for being the first decentralized solar-powered village in India.[1][2]


Pandri is situated in the foothills of the Ajodhya Hills in the district Purulia.[2] The village is located about eighteen kilometers from Jhalda.[2] The village has about eighty households which are basically mud huts in three clusters.[2] The approach to the village is a dirt road that winds through hilly terrain.[2] The source of water supply to Pandri village is a dam situated close to the village.[1]

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