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Rural Electrification

John L. Neufeld

in Selling Power: Economics, Policy, and Electric Utilities Before 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399638
eISBN:
9780226399775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399775.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In 1930, 85% of urban dwellings, but only 10% of farms, had electric service. Without electricity, indoor plumbing and food storage were more difficult. The issue was emotional and personal to ... More


Maharashtra and the Politics of Selective Rural Development

Sunila S. Kale

in Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787963
eISBN:
9780804791021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787963.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter analyzes the politics of electrification in Maharashtra, which provides the strongest example of how a politicized peasantry wielded the instruments of democratic institutions and an ... More


Electricity as New India's “Strategic Railway”

Sunila S. Kale

in Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787963
eISBN:
9780804791021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787963.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the institutions and ideologies that emerged from New Delhi. Emboldened and inspired by Lenin's Russia, Nehru, Ambedkar, and others believed that state-financed electrification ... More


Implementation of the Act

Alok Kumar and Sushanta K. Chatterjee

in Electricity Sector in India: Policy and Regulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082279
eISBN:
9780199082063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082279.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter deals with broad aspects related to the implementation of the Electricity Act, 2003. It covers the various policies, namely, National Electricity Policy, Tariff Policy, and Rural ... More


Indian Approaches to Energy Access

Debajit Palit, Subhes C. Bhattacharyya, and Akanksha Chaurey

in Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Almost 77 million households in India were living without electricity in 2011 and more than 836 million people do not have access to modern cooking fuels. Such a situation continues to exist despite ... More


Social Movements and Electric Populism in Andhra Pradesh

Sunila S. Kale

in Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787963
eISBN:
9780804791021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787963.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on Andhra Pradesh. Thanks to colonial-era policies, some parts of Andhra Pradesh started with relatively higher rates of rural electrification than the rest of the country. ... More


Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Development

Sunila S. Kale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787963
eISBN:
9780804791021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787963.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Throughout the twentieth century, electricity was considered to be the primary vehicle of modernity, as well as its quintessential symbol. In India, electrification was central to how early ... More


The Development Impact of Energy Access

Douglas F. Barnes, Hussain Samad, and Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee

in Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Around 1.2 billion people in the world still do not have electricity and about 2.8 billion cook on smoky stoves. Recent initiatives, including the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All and the UN ... More


Striving Towards Development: China’s Efforts to Alleviate Energy Poverty

Wenke Han, Luo Zhihong, and Lijuan Fan

in Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199682362
eISBN:
9780191762925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682362.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In less than 60 years China famously made the transition from agrarian society to industrial powerhouse, today consuming the most coal and hydroelectricity in the world. Addressing energy poverty has ... More


Disempowerment of Incumbent Elite and Governance: A Case of Bihar’s Electricity Sector

Md Zakaria Siddiqui

in Mapping Power: The Political Economy of Electricity in India's States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199487820
eISBN:
9780199093755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487820.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Bihar’s electricity sector was in a low level equilibrium for many years, with limited rural electrification. Under Lalu Yadav in the 1990s, although Bihar’s power sector deteriorated, newly ... More


Endless Restructuring of the Power Sector in Odisha: A Sisyphean Tale?

Mrigakshi Das and Mahaprajna Nayak

in Mapping Power: The Political Economy of Electricity in India's States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199487820
eISBN:
9780199093755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487820.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Odisha in the mid-1990s was a poor state with limited rural electrification but plentiful vast coal and ample hydro supply. Enabled by a cross-party consensus that the state should become the ... More


Insulated Wires: The Precarious Rise of West Bengal’s Power Sector

Elizabeth Chatterjee

in Mapping Power: The Political Economy of Electricity in India's States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199487820
eISBN:
9780199093755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487820.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

West Bengal had been in a low-level equilibrium characterized by low access levels but also, therefore, limited demands for subsidies. Nonetheless, declining finances prompted the long-standing CPM ... More


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