"I am extremely happy that the Prime Minister took my name and praised my work. It is a morale booster," Noor Jehan told reporters as she welcomed scores of BJP leaders and media persons who flocked her home in the nondescript village Beri Dariyawan, which is some 25 kilometres from here.
Noor Jehan provides solar lamps to villagers at a moderate cost of about Rs 3.3 a day or Rs 100 per month, helping about 50 families in the village where government infrastructure is virtually non-existent and electricity has still not reached.
Giving examples of how some common people are contributing in their own way towards energy conservation and energy efficiency, PM Modi during his radio address cited the case of Noor Jehan of Kanpur who he said was probably not too educated but had set up a factory of solar 'lalteins' (lamps).
Hailing Noor Jehan, he said she is working as per the meaning of her name -- 'giving light to the world'. "Her work can be an inspiration for all those want to fight climate change," he said.

Noor Jehan now hopes that PM's praise will help her in getting some financial aid from the government so that she can raise the number of lamps to 100.

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