BAT Bangladesh is providing Solar Home Systems free of cost to rural communities of the country which are currently out of electricity. The Company has installed 2590 units of solar home systems in 25 villages of Bandarban, Khagrachari and Rangamati districts, illuminating the community in the off-grid areas of the country.
British American Tobacco Bangladesh has been responsibly operating in Bangladesh for 107 years and is one of the pioneers of CSR in Bangladesh. BAT Bangladesh’s 3 CSR programmes are aligned with 9 out of 17 UN’s SDGs and certain National Goals of Bangladesh. The absence of electricity brings a halt to people’s lives almost always after sunset. Hence the inception of ‘Deepto’.
Now, more than 13,000 rural people are connected with electricity for the first time. This initiative will continue its journey to kindle hope in remote rural communities by bringing in a completely new dimension in the lives of people and progressing it with the power of energy.