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Kesa Bhai Prajapati works with material from earth called clay to make containers like jugs and vases. Prajapati recently became much happier while making his products.

凯萨·普拉贾帕蒂使用称为粘土的材料制作水壶和花瓶等容器。普拉贾帕蒂最近在工作时变得更加快乐。

Prajapati is 68 years old and from the village of Modhera in western India's Gujarat state. He is happier because he has doubled the amount of clay goods he can make compared to a few months ago.

普拉贾帕蒂现年 68 岁,来自印度西部古吉拉特邦的莫德拉村。他更高兴了,因为与几个月前相比,他可以制作的粘土制品数量翻了一番。

He creates his products on a machine called a potter's wheel.

他在称为陶轮的机器上创造他的产品。

In the past, he was producing less because he had to turn the wheel himself. He could not pay the cost of running an electric motor. The electricity bill was up to $18.19 a month.

过去,他的产量较少,因为他必须手动转动方向盘。他付不起运行电动机的费用。此前,每月电费高达18.19美元。

Now, however, his machine moves on solar power. Earlier this month, Prajapati's village was declared India's first village to run completely on solar power all the time. The village has around 6,500 people living there who mostly work with clay, clothes, shoes, or on farms.

然而,现在,他的机器依靠太阳能运转。本月早些时候,普拉贾帕蒂的村庄被宣布为印度第一个完全依靠太阳能发电的村庄。该村约有 6,500 人居住,他们主要从事粘土、衣服、鞋子或农场的工作。

Prajapati said, "Electricity has helped us to save time and produce more products."

普拉贾帕蒂说:“电力帮助我们节省了时间,产量也增加了。”

India is the world's third-largest carbon dioxide releaser. But it aims to meet half of its energy demands from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, by 2030. That is an increase over its earlier goal of 40 percent. The government said it met that goal in December 2021.

印度是世界第三大二氧化碳排放国。它的目标是到 2030 年满足太阳能和风能等可再生能源的一半能源需求。这比此前设定的40%的目标有所增加。政府表示,该国已于2021年12月实现了可再生能源占该国40%能源需求的目标。

The project in Modhera was financed by the federal and local governments for nearly $10 million. It involved setting up over 1,300 solar panels on the tops of private and government buildings that were connected to a power plant.

莫德拉村的项目由联邦政府和地方政府共同出资1000万美元,项目内容涉及在与一家发电厂相连的住宅和政府办公楼的顶部安装1300余块太阳能电池板。

The government buys surplus energy produced from the villagers if they do not use all of the amount that has been given to the household.

如果居民用不完分配给各家各户的太阳能,政府会购买多余能源。

Praveen Bhai is 43 years old and works with clothes. With the extra money, he plans to buy a gas connection and stove. Many houses in the village cook food on wood-fired stoves which create smoke.

普拉温·巴伊43岁,从事服装工作。他打算用这笔钱买一个连接天然气的炉子。村里很多家庭用柴火炉灶做饭,导致室内烟雾弥漫。

He said, "I had to teach the kids under the streetlamp. Now they will be able to study inside the house."

他说:“我过去不得不在路灯下教孩子读书。现在,孩子们可以在屋里学习了。”

Modhera is known for its ancient Sun Temple which honors the sun god. And it is located in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat. Gujarat will be holding elections later this year.

莫德拉以其古老的太阳神庙而闻名,该神庙纪念太阳神。它位于总理纳伦德拉·莫迪的家乡古吉拉特邦。今年晚些时候将在这里举行选举。

Modi said earlier this month, "For a self-reliant India of the 21st century, we have to increase such efforts related to our energy needs."

印度总理莫迪10月早些时候说:“为了让印度在21世纪实现自力更生,我们必须加大与能源需求相关的工作力度。”

Reena Ben is 36 years old and sews clothes part time. The solar power has hugely helped her work.

丽娜·本36岁,兼职缝制衣服。太阳能极大地帮助了她的工作。

She said, "When we got access to solar power, I bought an electric motor worth 2,000 rupees ($24) to attach to the sewing machine. Now I am able to sew one or two more clothes daily."

她说:“使用太阳能后,我买了一台价值2000卢比(约合24美元)的电动马达,把它安在了缝纫机上。现在,我每天能多缝一两件衣服。”

I'm Jill Robbins.

吉尔·罗宾斯报道。

Kesa Bhai Prajapati works with material from earth called clay to make containers like jugs and vases. Prajapati recently became much happier while making his products.

Prajapati is 68 years old and from the village of Modhera in western India's Gujarat state. He is happier because he has doubled the amount of clay goods he can make compared to a few months ago.

He creates his products on a machine called a potter's wheel.

In the past, he was producing less because he had to turn the wheel himself. He could not pay the cost of running an electric motor. The electricity bill was up to $18.19 a month.

Now, however, his machine moves on solar power. Earlier this month, Prajapati's village was declared India's first village to run completely on solar power all the time. The village has around 6,500 people living there who mostly work with clay, clothes, shoes, or on farms.

Prajapati said, "Electricity has helped us to save time and produce more products."

India is the world's third-largest carbon dioxide releaser. But it aims to meet half of its energy demands from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, by 2030. That is an increase over its earlier goal of 40 percent. The government said it met that goal in December 2021.

The project in Modhera was financed by the federal and local governments for nearly $10 million. It involved setting up over 1,300 solar panels on the tops of private and government buildings that were connected to a power plant.

The government buys surplus energy produced from the villagers if they do not use all of the amount that has been given to the household.

Praveen Bhai is 43 years old and works with clothes. With the extra money, he plans to buy a gas connection and stove. Many houses in the village cook food on wood-fired stoves which create smoke.

He said, "I had to teach the kids under the streetlamp. Now they will be able to study inside the house."

Modhera is known for its ancient Sun Temple which honors the sun god. And it is located in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat. Gujarat will be holding elections later this year.

Modi said earlier this month, "For a self-reliant India of the 21st century, we have to increase such efforts related to our energy needs."

Reena Ben is 36 years old and sews clothes part time. The solar power has hugely helped her work.

She said, "When we got access to solar power, I bought an electric motor worth 2,000 rupees ($24) to attach to the sewing machine. Now I am able to sew one or two more clothes daily."

I'm Jill Robbins.

Sunil Kataria reported this story for Reuters. Gregory Stachel adapted it for VOA Learning English.

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Words in This Story

source - n. someone or something that provides what is wanted or needed

solar panel - n. a large, flat piece of equipment that uses the sun's light or heat to create electricity

kid - n. a son or daughter

lamp - n. a device that produces light

self-reliant - adj. confident in your own abilities and able to do things for yourself: not needing help from other people

access - n. a way of being able to use or get something

motor - n. a machine that produces motion or power for doing work

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