This book offers important historical information on the state of rural electrification in the 1980s. It also summarizes the development of benefit evaluation methods, along with findings from recent research on the impact of rural electrification for development.
1. Historical Public Policy Controversy 2. Impact Evaluation Study Design 3. Agricultural Development in India 4. Small-Scale Industry and Commerce 5. Rural Social Change 6. Equity and Poverty 7. Economics of Village Line Extension 8. The Continuing Debate 9. New Approaches in the 21st Century