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Type Journal Article - Energy Policy
Title Cooking fuel use patterns in India: 1983--2000
Author(s)
Volume 33
Issue 8
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2005
Page numbers 1021-1036
URL http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=16536994
Abstract
This study analyses the expenditure share of ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’ fuels in total cooking fuel consumption for the rural and urban households across 16 major states in India, using household level data from national sample surveys conducted during the period 1983–2000. The results show wide disparity between rural and urban households and also across states. Analysis to identify the determinants of fuel choice reveals that affordability plays a major role, while the pro-rich and pro-urban bias of kerosene supply through public distribution system also has influenced the observed variation in consumption patterns across states and over rural and urban areas. The study discusses the policies that could facilitate switch towards ‘clean’ fuels and argues that enabling policies should pay attention among other things to the gender issues and trade-offs that exist between say, local and global pollution, deforestation and resource depletion, and disease and subsidy burden.

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Viswanathan, Brinda, and K.S. Kavi Kumar. "Cooking fuel use patterns in India: 1983--2000." Energy Policy 33, no. 8 (2005): 1021-1036.
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