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dc.contributor.authorNarula, Sapnaen
dc.contributor.authorBhattacharyya, Subhesen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-15T10:19:43Z
dc.date.available2016-08-15T10:19:43Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-27
dc.identifier.citationNarula, S.A. and Bhattacharyya, S. (2016) Off-grid electricity interventions for cleaner livelihoods: A case study of value chain development in Dhenkanal district of Odisha, Journal of Cleaner Production, 142 (1), pp. 191-202en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12455
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractLack of access to electricity in rural areas hinders productive activities, which in turn affects sustainable rural development. Off-grid electrification options can offer an alternative but in order to develop productive uses of electricity in off-grid area, a detailed study of livelihoods and potential areas for improvement in the value chain is required. This paper reports such a study where a livelihood baseline survey was undertaken in a cluster of five remote off-grid village in Dhenkanal district of Odisha (India) and through a series of interviews, focused group meetings and stakeholder interactions, the study finds that value-added services can be developed through an off-grid electrification intervention. Electrification can support productive activities, thereby offering an opportunity for improved income generation and a better quality of life and a transition to cleaner energy sources. The study provides a novel value chain framework for linking off grid projects with local livelihoods replicable across multiple geographies ensuring sustainability of these projects.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectoff-grid electrificationen
dc.subjectOdishaen
dc.subjectlivelihooden
dc.subjectvalue chainen
dc.titleOff-grid electricity interventions for cleaner livelihoods: A Case study of value chain development in Dhenkanal district of Odishaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.176
dc.researchgroupInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Development
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)en
dc.projectidEP/G063826/2en
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NC-NDen
dc.date.acceptance2016-07-25en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)en


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