Micro hydropower plants, a form of Appropriate Technology, have become an important source of renewable energy for the rural poor. Electricity from these plants effect the daily life-habits of households and also foster the birth of some new enterprises. This research papers assesses, using ethnographic methodology, how electricity access changes the livelihoods assets of the rural poor. It also explores what kinds of new enterprises have been established since the plants were established.

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Keywords Appropriate Technology, assets, diversification, entrepreneurship, livelihoods approach, micro hydropower, MSEs
Thesis Advisor Gomez, Georgina
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/2105/13254
Series Local Development Strategies (LDS)
Shrestha, V. (2012, December 14). Role of Micro Hydropower Plants in Local Development: A Case of Two Villages in Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal. Local Development Strategies (LDS). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/13254