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Title: Energy consumption of rural households and its impact on environment in tamilnadu
Researcher: Jeyasingh, J
Guide(s): Solomon Raj, D
economic conditions
Energy consumption
impact on environment
rural households
rural India
Upload Date: 6-Feb-2014
University: Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Completed Date: April 2008
Abstract: Energy is required for every aspect of our daily life. The requirement of energy has gone up in the last decade and would touch unimaginable proportions because of population explosion and improved living standards in our country. In rural India, earlier people used cow dung and wood for their energy needs. Presently with better economic conditions, more and more people are using cleaner and more convenient forms of energy viz. electricity and gas for domestic usage. The availability of both these forms of energy is limited. The shortage results in frequent power breakdowns, description daily life, loss of manpower in offices and it adversely affects the industrial production and thereby the economy. newlineDespite the use of varied sources of energy, rural households are not in a comfortable position in meeting of their requirements. In most of the cases, the demand for energy in the rural households exceeds the supply leading to energy shortage, with drastic consequences. Non-availability, rising prices and rationing of fuel are some of the ramifications of this supply demand gap. newline The energy use pattern in a village is greatly influenced by the type and extent of forest cover, access to forest, availability of common lands, proximity to urban areas, density of population, agrarian relationship and local traditions. Hence energy use pattern is region specific in nature implying diversity among different village eco-systems. Besides these inter-village disparities in terms of energy use, intra-village inequalities in terms of availability and use of energy resources also exist especially between the rich and the poor. newline
Pagination: x, 277p.
Appears in Departments:Department of Economics

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