Last updated: 29 March 2017
James (Jimmy ) McGilligan O.B.E passed way on April 21, 2011 as a result of a car accident. He had been awarded the Order of the British Empire for his and his wife's, Dr. Janak McGilligan's, pioneer work at the Barli Development Institute for Rural Women in India. The McGilligans hosted the International Solar Food Processing Conference 2009 and have been long-time promoters of solar cookers and other labor-saving skills for rural women in Bangalaore, India.
- April 2011: Sir Jimmy McGilligan has passed way as a result of an auto accident.
- June 2008: Jimmy McGilligan has been awarded an OBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2008. "For his services to social causes and the use of alternative energy in rural communities in India”, is the recognition of his dedicated service to the rural and tribal women in central India.
- July 2006: Establishing First Solar Kitchen in Madhya Pradesh and Centre for the Awareness Generation and Dissemination of Solar Cooking Technology Among Rural Women of Central India - Jimmy McGilligan
- Dr ( Mrs) Janak Palta McGilligan - Jimmy's wife and Director of Barli Development Institute for Rural Women (1985-2011), and Founding Director Jimmy McGilligan Centre For Sustainable Development.
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