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Energy poverty, institutional reform and challenges of sustainable development: the case of India

Jewitt, Sarah; Raman, Sujatha

Authors

Sarah Jewitt sarah.jewitt@nottingham.ac.uk

Sujatha Raman sujatha.raman@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

This paper assesses recent efforts by the Indian Government to tackle energy poverty and sustainable development. It focuses on the new integrated energy policy, and initiatives to disseminate improved cookstoves and develop energy alternatives for transport. The success of government initiatives in cleaner biomass cookstoves and village electrification has historically been limited, and institutional reforms in the 2000s promoted market-led and ‘user-centred’ approaches, and encouraged biofuels as a ‘pro-poor’ route to rural development and energy security. The paper argues that such interventions have reopened tensions and conflicts around land-use, intra-community inequalities and the role of corporate agendas in sustainable energy.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 2, 2017
Journal Progress in Development Studies
Print ISSN 1464-9934
Electronic ISSN 1477-027X
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 2
APA6 Citation Jewitt, S., & Raman, S. (2017). Energy poverty, institutional reform and challenges of sustainable development: the case of India. Progress in Development Studies, 17(2), doi:10.1177/1464993416688837
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1464993416688837
Keywords India, energy poverty, sustainable development, Jatropha, cookstoves, biofuels
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1464993416688837
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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