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Development of cooking sector in rural areas in India—A review


  • Bansal, Mohit
  • Saini, R.P.
  • Khatod, D.K.


Energy for cooking is a major concern of consumers and policy makers in India. Most of the cooking in rural India is done using biomass. Traditional biomass stoves cause significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to formation of products of incomplete combustion. As far as urban population is concerned, around 95% of the population has access to LPG as cooking fuel at subsidized rates. To increase accessibility of LPG to rural areas is economically incompetent option when compared with the solar and biogas as other options available in rural areas.

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  • Bansal, Mohit & Saini, R.P. & Khatod, D.K., 2013. "Development of cooking sector in rural areas in India—A review," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 17(C), pages 44-53.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:17:y:2013:i:c:p:44-53
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.09.014

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