By Shonali Pachauri (eds.)
The ebook provides a singular socio-economic method of analysing the - ergy process and effort intake in India from a loved ones persp- tive. In doing so, it perspectives families because the final end-consumers and estimates and analyses the direct and oblique strength standards of family intake, either at an combination nationwide point in addition to at a disaggregate loved ones point. furthermore, the paintings accommodates c- cial features frequently missed by means of many strength experiences which are attribute of so much constructing nations, specifically the significance of non-commercial assets of biomass power within the power structures of those nations, and the big range and inequity within the styles of power entry and use throughout families with various life and degrees of health. This paintings was once initiated as a part of my Ph.D. thesis on the Centre for - ergy coverage and Economics (CEPE) on the Swiss Federal Institute of Te- nology in Z urich (ETHZ ). The thesis was once accomplished on the finish of 2002.
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Growing disposable incomes coupled with the poor provision of public transportation have resulted in a greater tendency towards personalised modes of transport and road as opposed to railways. This has consequently led to a large surge in the ownership of private vehicles. Changes in vehicle ownership patterns are taking place as well from non-motorised (bicycles and rickshaws) to motorised and more personalised modes, such as scooters and particularly cars. In rural areas, nonmotorised forms of transport - pedestrians, bicycles, rickshaws and animal drawn vehicles remain more important than in urban areas, but with growing provision of road infrastructure, the situation is changing rapidly in rural areas too.
This follows the trend in most other rapidly developing countries where too, electricity growth tends to grow at a faster rate than GDP growth. Yet, average per capita electricity consumption in India is only one-sixth of the world average and there are many households in India that still have no access to electricity. Official statistics state that 87% of all villages in India are electrified. However, data from the Census of India reveal that the number of households actually using electricity is still very low, and particularly so in rural areas, where it was about only 43% in 2001.
Both the pattern and the quantum of energy use have changed in households over time with increasing incomes, urbanisation and changing lifestyles. While the rest of the book will provide an in-depth analysis of household energy use, both from an aggregate national and disaggregate household perspective, this section serves only to provide a brief overview of some of the major changes that one can observe in the nature and pattern of direct household energy consumption at the aggregate national level over the last decades.
An Energy Analysis of Household Consumption: Changing Patters of Direct and Indirect Use in India by Shonali Pachauri (eds.)