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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Nepal | Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017
Micro-Hydropower Project for Enhancing Rural Livelihood
Rana B. Thapa
Abstract: Energy is an entry point for socio-economic development of both the society and the country. Due to uneven terrain, scattered settlement and being landlocked country, economic development is a major challenge in developing countries like Nepal. Expanding grid, development of physical structure needs a huge investment and time that nation cannot afford excluding rural people from modern facilities and supporting enhancement of their life. Development of decentralized micro-hydropower projects is one of the best options for enhancing their livelihood and providing basis energy needs for lighting, running micro-small-medium enterprises and ultimately opening the avenue of business activities in the rural area. This paper critically assesses how decentralized micro-hydropower projects enhances livelihood of people living in rural part of Nepal.
Keywords: decentralized, scattered, landlocked, livelihood, enhancement
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017,
Pages: 302 - 309