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Dr. Janak Palta McGilligan: Conceptualized sustainability and turned it into reality

101 India and MG Motor India have come together for MG Changemakers Season 4. The core of this initiative is to share the inspiring tales of women who are leading the charge for social change in their communities.

It almost sounds incomprehensible that a solar cooker could help preserve a woman's dignity. In rural India, women still spend an average of 3-4 days gathering firewood for their kitchens, a trip that has been deemed dangerous for them. 

Dr. Janak Palta McGilligan's objective in introducing women to solar cookers was to rid their kitchens of hazardous situations that were deteriorating their health and mutilating their dignity. Her contributions to the installation of solar cookers in rural India have changed countless lives and also earned her the Padma Shree Award.