Off-grid electricity interventions for cleaner livelihoods: A Case study of value chain development in Dhenkanal district of Odisha

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dc.contributor.author Narula, Sapna en
dc.contributor.author Bhattacharyya, Subhes en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-15T10:19:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-15T10:19:43Z
dc.date.issued 2016-07-27
dc.identifier.citation Narula, 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. 191-202 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/12455
dc.description The 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.abstract Lack 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.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject off-grid electrification en
dc.subject Odisha en
dc.subject livelihood en
dc.subject value chain en
dc.title Off-grid electricity interventions for cleaner livelihoods: A Case study of value chain development in Dhenkanal district of Odisha en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.176
dc.researchgroup Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.funder EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) en
dc.projectid EP/G063826/2 en
dc.cclicence CC-BY-NC-ND en
dc.date.acceptance 2016-07-25 en


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