The smokeless village: understanding energy transitions in rural Andhra Pradesh, India

Herington, Matthew J., Reddy, N. Hemalatha and Rao, R. Kaushalendra (2016) The smokeless village: understanding energy transitions in rural Andhra Pradesh, India. World Development Perspectives, 4 30-32. doi:10.1016/j.wdp.2016.12.002


Author Herington, Matthew J.
Reddy, N. Hemalatha
Rao, R. Kaushalendra
Title The smokeless village: understanding energy transitions in rural Andhra Pradesh, India
Journal name World Development Perspectives
ISSN 2452-2929
2468-0532
Publication date 2016-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.wdp.2016.12.002
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 4
Start page 30
End page 32
Total pages 3
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Energy poverty – or a lack of access to modern energy services – continues to constrain development efforts for many rural villages throughout India. Traditional cooking practices in particular, such as the collection and burning of fuelwood from local forests, negatively impacts health, well-being, gender relations and the local environment upon which many people depend. These traditional practices have persisted in rural India, despite the best efforts of governments and other local partners. However, examples exist where entire communities have mobilised a sustained shift to modern cooking practices, despite cultural and social traditions, and limitations of access to fuels and resources. In this case report, we unravel one such example in rural Andhra Pradesh, exploring the motives, governance structures and institutional characteristics surrounding this novel transformation to modern cooking practices
Keyword Energy poverty
Energy transitions
India
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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