Energy has become a central focus of human existence and lack of access to energy is an indication of lack of access to many basic needs. Especially people in developing countries face a greater hurdle to access electricity. Given the constraints in the capacities of developing countries, it may be difficult to cater for the escalating energy needs in urban areas unless innovative methods are explored. However, what becomes very significant in this mileu in developing countries is the fact that the third sector is emerging very strong—in particular, social enterprises with their innovative strategies, processes and methods to provide access to energy and protect the environment from over-usage of natural resources. With this background, the current chapter, through a case study approach, attempts to explore how social entrepreneurs in India adopt better ways of providing energy to the excluded and marginalized social sections.
|Title of host publication||Mainstreaming Climate Co-Benefits in Indian Cities|
|Subtitle of host publication||Post-Habitat III Innovations and Reforms|
|Editors||Mahendra Sethi, Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Name||Exploring Urban Change in South Asia|