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Table 5 Benchmarks for livelihood measure to spur economic growth

From: Sustainability of community-owned mini-grids: evidence from India

Indicator Score 1 Score 2 Score 3 Score 4 Score 5
Commercial activities No economic activities linked to energy use. Users are not reporting increase in productivity linked to electricity. Limited livelihood activities; those available are linked to lighting provided for small household-scale commercial activities. No increase in productivity registered in other areas. Use of electricity for some livelihood activity is observed, and some users are purchasing equipment primarily for agricultural purposes. Few users engaging in new businesses activities. These are linked to processing of agricultural products such as rice huller or flour mills. Engagement in livelihood activities is extended to several households. There are many examples where users actively engage in new business activities, purchasing electrical equipment beyond those used to process agricultural products.