Household energy consumption pattern and socio-economic factors associated with it: a case study of village Dandesar, District Rajouri (J&K, India)

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Darshan Kumar, Shahima Akhter and Piyush Malaviya
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A survey of household energy consumption pattern was carried out in village Dandesar of tehsil Nowshera, district Rajouri (J&K, India). The major fuel types fulfilling the energy demand of local people in study area were wood, LPG, crop residue and dung cake. Fuel wood constituted the major share of consumption which was 100.74×106 kcal/month, while dung cake utilization was found to be least. The total fuel consumption in the study area was 111.49×106 kcal/month. The study concluded that income was an important factor in making fuel preferences at household level.

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