Saud, T. and Singh , D. P. and Mandal , T. K. and Gadi , Ranu and Pathak, H. and Saxena, M. and Sharma, S. K. and Gautam, R. and Mukherjee, A. and Bhatnagar, R. P. (2010) Spatial distribution of biomass consumption as energy in rural areas of the Indo-Gangetic plain. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35 (2). 932-941. ISSN 0961-9534

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Biomass is widely used as energy source in rural households in India. Biomass samples and socio-economic data have been collected at district level in the rural areas of Indo-Gangetic plain (IGP), India to determine the emissions of trace gases and aerosols from domestic fuels. Dung cake, fuelwood and crop residue are main sources of energy in rural areas of the IGP. Dung cake is the major domestic fuel (80-90%) in the rural areas of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, whereas, 99% of rural households in Uttarakhand use wood as the main energy source. Using crop production data and usage of crop residues as energy, new consumption values have been estimated (21.13 Mt). Present information on the domestic fuel usage would be helpful in determining budgets estimates of trace gases and aerosols for India.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomass; Indo-Gangetic plain; Crop residues; Fuelwood; Dung cake
Subjects: Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
Energy Fuels
Agricultural Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Abhishek Yadav
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2012 08:09
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 08:09

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